Tagged: Prevention

NEWS: STAD: New Prevention Manual Launched

STAD in Europe (SiE) has launched their prevention manual which includes a roadmap for the implementation of the STAD method in different European countries, including the lessons learned from SiE. SiE took off in 2016 aiming to develop more knowledge on effective strategies to reduce binge alcohol use by limiting the availability of alcohol. SiE is a European collaboration of 7 countries – funded by the European Commission…

NEWS: Study: Parents’ Strictness Impacts Kids’ Alcohol Use

New study shines light on teenage alcohol use and parental influence. A study of adolescents’ alcohol habits between the ages of 11 to 17 has found that the heaviest consumers of alcohol were teenagers who were under the lowest levels of parental control, and who were also the most secretive about their alcohol use…

NEWS: High Socio-Economic Costs Of FASD

A new study conducted by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada – about prenatal alcohol exposure makes a strong case for intervention and prevention. The study, a so called cost-of-illness study, aimed to estimate the overall burden and cost associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Canada in 2013. FASD is a group of disorders caused by prenatal alcohol exposure…

BLOG: For West Africa Prevention Is The Way Ahead

Open dialogue about the strengths and weaknesses of policies targeting the prevention and reduction of harm from narcotic drugs as well as their cost-effectiveness should be the first step forward. The report issued by WACD does not contribute to this debate, unfortunately. I am disappointed in Kofi Annan, that he gives his name to projects advancing special interests instead of the common good of the people in West Africa…

BLOG: Rehabilitation Of Alcohol And Other Drug Problems

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to take part in a “Course of sensibilisation on the social and ecological approach to alcohol related and mixed problems (Hudolin’s method)“ in Lignano in Italy. What did I learn?

BLOG: Primary Prevention On The Way To Become A Key Issue

I think it is powerful to be able and willing to name things as they are and to move from there to mobilizing political will to address the problem. The problems we face in human societies around the world are made by humans and all can be solved by humans – as soon as we are willing to…