Tagged: Youth

NEWS: Slovenia: Youth Alcohol Use Declining

Youth alcohol use is declining in Slovenia according to a new survey. The results of the 2018 international survey Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children show, the share of youth who were intoxicated from alcohol at least twice in their lives dropped in all age groups…

MEMBER NEWS: ADIC Sri Lanka Launches Youth Action Network

ADIC Sri Lanka, a member organization of IOGT International, has launched the Youth Action Network Sri Lanka (YAN Sri Lanka) as their youth wing. YAN Sri Lanka is a youth-led network for young people, by young people, to promote development of youth through, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention.
YAN Sri Lanka is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual youth network. These young leaders work with other youth at the grassroots level towards alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention through activism in various fields such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention, democracy, human rights, and gender equality…

REPORT: Psychosocial Correlates of Self-Reported HIV Among Youth in the Slums of Kampala

Youth living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda have a high prevalence of HIV. These youth are in dire need of interventions which address both alcohol use behaviors and sexual risk behaviors to reduce further complications of their existing health conditions, including HIV…

NEWS: UK: Baby Boomers Drive Alcohol Consumption

While alcohol consumption steadily declines with young people, baby boomers continue to drive more alcohol consumption. More and more young people across the world are choosing to be alcohol-free, driving a global decrease in alcohol use. However, older people, over 55 years of age – the Baby Boomer generation – are increasing their consumption. In the UK, the 55-64 age group  remains the most likely to drink heavily and the least likely to abstain from alcohol…

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: Uganda: Loans for Youth Empowerment Reduce Alcohol Use

A new study has found youth alcohol use has decreased in Uganda along with loans given to empower youth through the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP). According to the report, the programme contributed to a 4% increase in job creation in Uganda and alcohol consumption among the youth decreased by 10%…

REPORT: Adolescent Mental Health Program Components and Behavior Risk Reduction

Universally delivered interventions can improve adolescent mental health and reduce risk behavior. Of 7 components with consistent signals of effectiveness, 3 had significant effects over multiple outcomes (interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and alcohol and drug education). Three program components emerged as consistently effective across different outcomes, providing a basis for developing future multioutcome intervention programs…

NEWS: Netflix to Reduce On-Screen Smoking

Netflix has pledged to reduce the number of occasions where actors use tobacco products in its original programmes. This was after a study suggested that smoking on the streaming service’s programmes had contributed to a rise in on-screen smoking more widely…

BLOG: Big Alcohol Wants Youth To Avoid Hangover: A New Strategy Of Pushing Alcohol Culture On Youth

Young people are consuming less alcohol and choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle more. So why is Big Alcohol shifting the focus on “hangovers”?
This blog post dissects a new campaign of multinational alcohol giant Diageo together with MTV International supposedly about promoting “responsible” alcohol use and avoiding “hangovers”.
But the campaign actually contains a number of elements and tactics that undermine prevention and understanding of the real effects of alcohol…

NEWS: Eastern Europe, Central Asia: WHO Urges to Limit Digital Marketing of Unhealthy Products

In a press conference, WHO urged countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to limit digital marketing of unhealthy products to children. The Russian version of the report “Monitoring and restricting the digital marketing of unhealthy products to children and adolescents” was launched on 27 May 2019…