Topic: Alcohol Norm

NEWS: Sweden: Youth Consumes Less Alcohol During Coronavirus Crisis

A new survey into alcohol consumption patterns in Sweden has found that youth consumes less alcohol during the Corona crisis. The survey conducted by Norstat on behalf of Systembolaget found, 18% Swedes report consuming less alcohol, 
30% Swedes aged 17 to 29 report consuming less alcohol…

NEWS: South Africa: 10 Reasons for Parents to Support Alcohol Sales Ban

President Cyril Ramaphosa declared an alcohol sales ban from the beginning of April along with other measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Janet Gourand who is the founder of worldwithoutwine.com shares how the ban helps parents and 10 reasons for parents to support the ban…

NEWS: Germany on Father’s Day: Alcohol Fuels Highest Road Traffic Toll

Data from the Federal Statistical Office show that in Germany alcohol fuels highest road traffic toll on Father’s Day. In 2019, there were 263 alcohol-related road traffic accidents on Father’s day compared to the 98 on other days. In 160 of the alcohol-related accidents, people were injured…

BLOG: Slowly, The World Is Changing Rapidly

In this personal and heart-felt blog post, Lucas is reflecting about his reason to organize around the alcohol-free way of life and to join the Swedish IOGT-NTO movement. He shares compelling insights into the workings of the alcohol norm in Sweden and his take on the revolutionary times we are living in, as the shitty, sexist and violent alcohol norm is being replaced by a new and better social culture…

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NEWS: WHO Europe: More Adolescents Report Mental Health Concerns

A new report published by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has found more adolescents report mental health concerns. The report shows that, adolescent mental well-being declined in many countries between 2014 and 2018, mental well-being declines as children grow older, girls are particularly at risk of having poor mental well-being outcomes compared to boys…

NEWS: USA: COVID-19 Could Accelerate ‘Deaths of Despair’

A new research report released by the Well Being Trust and the American Academy of Family Physicians predict COVID-19 pandemic could accelerate deaths of despair in USA. The report cites CDC data showing that in 2018, there were 181,686 deaths of despair in USA, which is 55 deaths per 100,000 people.  The report finds that COVID-19 could result in an additional 154, 037 deahts of despair in the worst case scenario and 27, 644 deaths in the best case scenario…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Consumption Continues Declining

New data from Roy Morgan Alcohol Consumption Report show that alcohol use in Australia continues to decline, despite the panic buying of alcohol. The Roy Morgan Survey is conducted annually deriving responses from about 50,000 Australians through in-depth interviews. They issued a press release with most recent data on alcohol consumption in the country showing a decline in Australian alcohol use…

NEWS: Russia: New Plans to Raise Legal Alcohol Purchase Age

Russia’s health minister has announced the necessity to raise the legal age for alcohol purchases to 21 as a policy response to rising alcohol-related deaths during the coronavirus crisis. While there seems to be urgency with the measure, it is not a new idea in the country…

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NEWS: USA: Adults Turn to Alcohol to Cope With COVID-19

Stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic have led to more adults consuming alcohol and other drugs as a way to cope with stress, according to a recent study.
More than one in four adults (28%) said they have used alcohol or other drugs to make themselves feel better…

NEWS: Australia: Big Alcohol Marketing Onslaught Exposed

New research by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the Cancer Council WA has exposed the Big Alcohol marketing onslaught in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new report provides a snapshot of the quantity of alcohol marketing on social media, and how alcohol brands and liquor retailers are marketing their products during the pandemic…