Topic: Alcohol’s Harm To Others

NEWS: Finland: Remarkable Alcohol Use Reduction in 2019

Total alcohol consumption in Finland decreased by almost 4% in 2019, according to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). However, alcohol-related harm, such as the number of alcohol-related doctor visits and hospital stays that burden the health care, has not decreased correspondingly and the number of alcohol-related deaths began to rise…

NEWS: Germany: Alcohol Harm Continues Draining Society’s Resources

A brand new report shows that alcohol harm continues draining society’s resources in Germany. The DHS Yearbook Addiction 2020 is published by the German Center for Addiction Issues (DHS) and reveals the heavy alcohol burden on German society.
Pervasive alcohol harm is draining precious resources. According to the DHS Yearbook Addiction 2020, the annual economic costs of alcohol harm amount to €57 billion…

NEWS: COVID-19 and Addiction: Heavy Toll on USA

COVID-19 is having a heavy toll on USA with addictions rising up in the country at alarming levels. New statistics find that addictions, unhealthy habits and coping mechanisms and violence is growing in the country as people are forced to stay in confinement at homes due to the pandemic…

BLOG: The Case for – and Obstacles to – Policy Action To Tackle South Africa’s Alcohol Burden

South Africa is heavily burdened by pervasive alcohol harm. South Africa is also being aggressively exploited by an alcohol industry that seeks to profit from this “emerging” market with its huge population of young people and growing middle-class.
To tackle this perfect storm of alcohol harm, civil society has been and is campaigning for better alcohol laws. In her compelling blog post, Aadielah shows what the opportunities for and benefits of stronger alcohol control would be for people, communities and society. But whether political leaders are hearing it and will act on it, is a different question…

NEWS: USA: States Urged to Ban Alcohol Sales during COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Federal States in the USA are being urged to ban alcohol sales during the COVID-19 crisis to reduce the damage to public health.
There has been a noticeable increase in domestic violence in the U.S. and in many other countries around the world since the COVID-19 pandemic started forcing people to stay at home…

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NEWS: Lichtenstein: New Strategy Paper to Tackle Addiction

The Commission for Addiction Issues has developed a new addiction policy paper for Lichtenstein. The German-speaking microstate situated in the Alps and in the southwest of Central Europe has not seen an update to its alcohol and other drug policies in the last two decades…

NEWS: Australia: Cancer Council WA Calls Out Opportunistic Alcohol Marketing

Following an avalanche of alcohol ads on print and social media, the Cancer Council WA has called out the alcohol industry for opportunistic alcohol marketing. The organization says the alcohol industry is opportunistically using the COVID-19 pandemic to present themselves as responsible corporate citizens when their real motivation was to promote their products and brands…

NEWS: Russia: Alcohol Deaths Decline Due To Warm Winter

Russia is attributing the sharp decline in alcohol deaths due to the unseasonably warm winter. Deaths from alcohol poisoning in January 2020 was down by 37.3% from January 2019 in Russia according to Russia’s National Center for Alcohol Policy Development…

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REPORT: How to Effectively Decrease Alcohol-Related Crash Fatalities and Injuries

In Chile, concomitant decreases of alcohol-related crashes were observed after two state interventions were implemented but not with the introduction of Uber. Relationships between public policy interventions, ridesharing and motor vehicle alcohol-related crashes differ between cities and over time, which might reflect differences in specific local characteristics…

NEWS: Scotland: Diageo Workers Request Halt of Operations

Safety concerns at Diageo production sites and heightened levels of stress have led the worker’s union to call for a stop of production at all bottling and distilling sites across Scotland. The worker’s union Unite has written a letter to the senior management requesting to halt productions. This was requested as stress and anxiety levels of workers are heightened due to the pandemic…