Topic: Alcohol’s Harm To Others

BLOG: Global Alcohol Trends of 2019

What do you learn when you spend a year (almost) curating alcohol policy and science news from around the world on a daily basis?
In her ground-breaking blog post, Tharaka outlines five major trends ranging from culture to science and policy to sustainable development. She explores major highlights of 2019 in policy and scientific developments as well as alcohol industry practices and she sketches out six thought-provoking conclusions for the future…

EVENT: 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety

The 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization, is a milestone in global road safety. It is an opportunity for delegates to share successes and lessons learned, chart future strategic directions for global road safety and define ways to accelerate action on proven strategies to save lives…

PRESS RELEASE: The Gaping Hole in the Stockholm Declaration for Road Safety

Joint media release of alcohol prevention and road safety civil society groups.
Civil society groups express deep concern about the complete and inexplicable omission of alcohol control measures from the Stockholm Declaration on Road Safety…

NEWS: Lancet Commission on Child Health Highlights Alcohol Harm

A future for the world’s children? A WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission Highlights Alcohol Harm and Alcohol Policy Solutions
The World Health Organization (WHO), together with UNICEF and The Lancet have issued a new Commission on the future for the world’s children. The WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission is set to lay the foundations for a new global movement for child health that addresses two major crises adversely affecting children’s health, well-being and development; and the Commission presents high-level recommendations that position children at the centre of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The first sentences of the Commission’s Executive Summary outline the two crisis…

EVENT: Collaboration to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Related Traffic Accidents

Sweden is to host the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety between February 19–20, 2020. On February 18, a pre-event about Collaboration to prevent alcohol and other drug related traffic accidents and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, is held in Stockholm…

NEWS: Massachusetts, USA: Plan for More Alcohol Outlets

A ballot initiative in Massachusetts, USA is set to lead to an increasing of outlets which can sell alcohol.
The effect of the new ballot initiative would be to create, for the first time, a license that would allow food stores to sell wine and beer for off-premises consumption, to accelerate the rising number of alcohol licenses granted, and eventually to do away with any limit on the number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages consumed off-premises that any one retailer could own or control.
The proposal – if voted in favor of – will allow more food stores, such as Targets or Walmarts, to sell beer and wine…

REPORT: Parental Alcohol Problems May Alter Offspring’s Brain Functioning

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder affects how the offspring’s brain transitions between active and resting states, according to new research.
The study reveals that the brain reconfigures itself between completing a mentally demanding task and resting. But the research shows that this reconfiguration does not take place in the brain of a person with a family history of an alcohol use disorder.
While the missing transition doesn’t seem to affect how well a person performs the mentally demanding task itself, it might be related to larger scale brain functions that give rise to behaviors associated with addiction. In particular, study subjects without this brain process demonstrated greater impatience in waiting for rewards, a behavior associated with addiction…

NEWS: UK: Alcohol Massive Burden on Health System

Alcohol is a massive burden on the UK health system. According to an NHS report, in 2018 1.3 million people were admitted to hospital because of alcohol, representing 7.4% of all hospital admissions across the country. According to NHS data, the number of people admitted to hospital because of alcohol has risen by 60%. This number has risen year on year for a decade…

NEWS: Study: Alcohol Worsens Global Burden of Disease

A new study published on the Lancet shows alcohol worsens global burden of disease. Alcohol-attributable death rates were highest in Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and countries with low human development indices (HDIs). Globally, young people and men were the most negatively affected from alcohol use…