Tagged: North America

BLOG: Who Drives Alcohol Prevention Research Agenda In Africa?

Reflections from the WPA 14: Of the 120 plenary talks, scientific presentations and posters used a word like “alcohol”, “drug” or “substance use” in their titles. I found only 2. Perhaps the real question should be, where are the researchers and are they paying attention?

BLOG: 38 Most Fascinating Moments Of 2013

2013 is a year in IOGT history filled with great successes and fantastic accomplishments. As it comes to an end, it’s time to reflect, remember and cherish those moments of glory and to express thanks and appreciation to everyone involved…

BLOG: The Alcoholized National Basketball Association

How the NBA turns the game that they claim to “love” into just another vehicle for Big Alcohol to glamorise alcohol, target youth and undermine health, well-being and the power of sports…

BLOG: Thanks Paramount Pictures For Showing Alcoholic With Budweiser

Alcohol corporations want you to believe that their brand is the source of success and attraction. Anheuser-Busch InBev shares this view. They exposed their hypocritical and nonsensical view of the world by complaining about their brand showing up in the movie, “Flight”, starring Denzel Washington. Let me go out on a limb here: Isn’t it therefore reasonable to estimate that there are 18,000 “Anheuser-Busch-related” deaths in the US each year, and AB InBev costs government and the public $51 billion annually? If AB InBev has a problem with my estimates, they can offer their estimate of which brands are causing the harm and death, and by what percentage. Budweiser’s tag line “Enjoy Responsibly” doesn’t sound joyful any longer to 18,000 deceased.

BLOG: Alcoholism Needs A Debate In American Society

Seventy six million Americans, about 43% of the U.S. adult population, have been exposed to alcoholism in the family. Almost one in five adult Americans (18%) lived with an alcoholic while growing up. Roughly one in eight American adult drinkers is alcoholic or experiences problems due to the use of alcohol. The cost to society is estimated at in excess of $166 billion each year. There are an estimated 26.8 million COAs in the United States. Preliminary research suggests that over 11 million are under the age of 18…