Tagged: Student Life

NEWS: Week #50 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

The week 50 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains alcohol policy updates about a new WHO technical package for alcohol policy, news that people consider alcohol increasingly unimportant in Scandinavia, Cambodia is set to tackle NCDs and risk factors with development assistance from Russia, and alcohol-related deaths rising in the United States.
Fresh science updates are about: The case for prioritizing action on alcohol for health and development, a new Japanese study showing any alcohol raises cancer risk, a study showing cancer risk is top reason to quit alcohol, and a new study finding that alcohol and tobacco control policy reduces cancer deaths in Australia.
The Big Alcohol monitor exposes: The difficult case of Dry January in France, Big Alcohol claiming pregnancy warning to be too costly, in Australia, and brewers incentivizing heavy student alcohol use in the Netherlands.
Special features: New report about alcohol as obstacle to development showing that 14 of 17 SDGs are adversely affected.
In the upcoming events alert we highlight: GAPC 2020, and summerLEAHP 2020…

NEWS: Netherlands: Brewers Incentivize Heavy Student Alcohol Use

Brewers in the Netherlands are giving incentives to student’s associations and promoting heavy alcohol use among students.
Major brewers are offering student unions a large number of discounts which depend on how much alcohol they serve within a year. For example the ‘hectolitre bonus’ can be as high as 75% of the wholesale price if consumption is high enough.
A research by RTV Noord found that one fraternity organisation in Groningen received a €45,000 bonus for €60,000 worth of beer, paying €15,000 for a year’s supply…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol, Other Drug Use Hinder Academic Performance

Alcohol and other drug use hinders academic performance in U.S. universities, according to a report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
According to the report there are two major ways in which alcohol and other drug use hinder academic performance of students…

NEWS: USA: How Big Beer Targets College Students

In search of sales growth, Big Beer has begun partnering with college football programs, where alcohol sales have long been banned inside stadiums. West Virginia was one of the first to sell alcohol in a college stadium. It was followed by Ohio State and Oregon, and then more recently, Texas A&M, Louisiana State, Missouri and Arkansas. The football program at the University of Arkansas recently signed a $400,000 sponsorship deal with AB InBev…

NEWS: Scotland: University Closes Alcohol Bar, Opens Alcohol-Free Space

A Scottish University has closed its Student Union bar as more students shift to alcohol-free living. In Abertay University, located in Dundee, Scotland, stocking alcohol at Bar One was no longer viable as the income generated from sales dropped drastically in recent years…

NEWS: Canada: University Partnership Curbing Alcohol Harm

Thirty-six universities and colleges have teamed up with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Universities Canada in an effort to curb alcohol harm. The Postsecondary Partnership – Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH) is connecting students and administrators with health experts to create campus programs to reduce alcohol harm…

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: Alcohol Mixed With Energy Drinks And Risk Of Injury

There is significant need for further examination of the role of AmED use in the risk of injury. A better understanding of the relationship between AmED use and injury and of the potential underlying mechanisms is crucial for informing effective preventive intervention strategies. This review can be used to inform the public and health practitioners of the risks associated with AmED use. Further, translating this knowledge to policy makers could inform regulations on the availability of AmED, with the goal of reducing injury-related outcomes…

NEWS: Students Risk Health Mixing Alcohol, Energy Drinks

New research has found a link between consuming alcohol mixed with energy drinks and risk-taking behavior.
A new Victorian government report shows that youth who mix their alcohol with energy drinks are also more likely to be problem gamblers, show other risk-taking behavior such as heavy alcohol use or illicit drug use, and report more mental health problems…

NEWS: Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students

A new study shows: Medical students may be more at risk for alcohol problems. Two possible reasons could be burnout and school debt. The study, let by Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. and published in the journal Academic Medicine, found an association between being a medical student and a higher risk of alcohol problems. But it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship. For the research, surveys were submitted to 12,500 medical students in the United States. About 33% responded…