Tagged: Social Fabric

REPORT: Is Alcohol Consumption Contagious?

The contagion effect regarding alcohol use behavior calls for a focus on environmental prevention efforts.
By decreasing the public acceptance of (adolescent) alcohol use, the average proportion of problematic adolescent alcohol users in European countries may be reduced…

REPORT: Student Friendships Influence Alcohol Consumption

Freshmen might spend alcohol consumption time with peers who reciprocate a friendship, but are similar regarding the quantity of alcohol consumed to all people they find interesting. Thus, alcohol consumption is used strategically for social purposes.
This social purpose should also be acknowledged in alcohol-reduction interventions…

REPORT: Role Of Alcohol In Relation To Living Situation And Significant Life Events For Homeless Population

This research used life history interviews and calendars to explore changes in the research participants’ alcohol consumption in relation to their living situation and significant life events. Additionally, PhotoVoice activities were used to further explore their everyday lived experiences…

NEWS: Poland: Rising Alcohol Use And Harm

The current trend of alcohol consumption at population level in Poland deserves a red flag. Consumption rates have increased by 30% in Poland between 2001 and 2012. This is in sharp contrast to the yearly decline in consumption the country had enjoyed since 1980. The rising trend is more relevant than ever in Poland due to the concurrent increase in other factors like obesity and diabetes. Combining these risk factors may dramatically raise the number of hospitalizations over the next two decades. Current research has found that even one glass of wine per night increases the risk of breast and other forms of cancer. Alcohol harm has a significant effect on society as a whole. An estimated 28 billion PLN was lost in 2015 due to alcohol-related problems. Current models apply 55% of the cost onto society through the loss in work productivity, loss of income taxes, and the extra financial burden on the healthcare system. The other 45% goes directly to the abuser’s family through lost wages and even patient death…

BLOG: If You Could Save The Planet, Would You?

Human kind is depleting the resources of the earth. But saving our planet is not (just) about different energy sources, less traffic and more energy efficiency. Saving the planet is about what you and I choose to put into our mouths…