Topic: Lifestyle

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…

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: Alcohol TV Ads Exposure Linked to Alcohol Use Behavior

A new study by researchers at Corenell University has added to the growing evidence base showing alcohol TV ads exposure is linked to alcohol use behaviour.
The research team estimated that a doubling of exposure to alcohol ads would increase by 11% the odds that someone reported having at least one alcohol beverage in the last 30 days, and among users would increase by 5% the number of units consumed during the previous month…

NEWS: World Health Statistics Illustrate Increase In Global Alcohol Per Capita Use

The World Health Organization’s annual World Health Statistics function as a check-up on the world’s health and illustrate how countries are doing across key health and health system indicators. Regarding alcohol harm, the latest report illustrates a problematic trend: an anticipated increase in global alcohol per capita consumption by 2025.
Furthermore, while there is progress in some indicators, this year’s statistics show there remain inequalities and progress is too slow to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on time according to the Agenda 2030…

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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…

REPORT: Personality Traits Associated with Smoking and Alcohol Use Prior to and during Pregnancy

This study demonstrated a significant relationship between personality traits and women’s likelihood of continued alcohol consumption prior to and during pregnancy. Understanding personality-based determinants of health-detrimental behavior is important in order to design interventions that aim at decreasing rates of maladaptive health behaviors among pregnant women…

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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…