Topic: Research

NEWS: USA: Alcohol Deaths Soar Especially Among Women

Alcohol deaths soar in the United States, with deaths especially increasing among women. According to a new study: Between 2000 to 2016, alcohol-induced deaths among women increased between 3.1% and 3.6% a year, while for men the increase was 1.4% to 1.8% per year. The researchers say that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to alcohol related deaths…

REPORT: Trends in Alcohol-Induced Deaths in the United States, 2000-2016

This study found large increases in alcohol-induced death rates across age and racial/ethnic subgroups of the US population, which have accelerated over recent years. Large increases in alcohol-induced deaths among younger age groups may be associated with future increases in alcohol-related disease…

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…

NEWS: USA: Key Facts About Substance Use in Women

Women face unique issues when using substances. National Institute of Drug Abuse of the United States of America (USA) outlines women specific substance use problems. Scientists who study substance use have discovered that women who use drugs can have issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause…

NEWS: UK: Alarming Lack of Public Understanding about Liver Disease

New data from a CommRes study published on Lancet’s latest Liver Commission report highlights an alarming lack of public understanding about liver disease. According to the study only one in 10 people can correctly identify all of the three main risk factors of liver disease…

NEWS: Alcohol Harm Later in Life: The Baby Boomers

Across the globe, the baby boomer generation is starting to experience rising alcohol harm as they grow older. Globally, the influence of alcohol over the life-course of this generation is now starting to show its long-term negative effects…

BLOG: 3 Reasons Why The Alcohol-Cancer Link Is A Social Justice Issue

Alcohol-related cancer deaths are a global public health crisis. For breast cancer globally, alcohol is the single biggest risk factor. In total, alcohol-related cancer causes 650.00 deaths every year. But awareness and understanding of the alcohol-cancer link remains shockingly and a far cry from the levels of awareness of smoking and cancer. In this blog post, Maik argues that this is not only a public health issue but really a matter of social justice. He explores three dimensions that include the role of the alcohol industry, the behavior of individuals and the wider dimension of policy change…

NEWS: China: Pervasive Alcohol Problems in Men

A new study into alcohol in China has uncovered the pervasive alcohol problems among Chinese men. Alcohol use is increasing in China, with the alcohol problems and addiction is also increasing. The new study published in the journal “Addiction” found 8% of Chinese men reported pervasive alcohol problems.

NEWS: Romania: Alcohol Problems Among Youth

Youth in Romania are experiencing significant alcohol problems.
A new study found Romanian youth aged between 18 and 24 pay the most for alcohol. For example they spend 17 times more on alcohol than on culture. RON 70 (€15) was spent on alcohol while only RON 4 (less than €1) was spent on culture.
According to the study, several criteria affect how much youth spend on alcohol. This includes, price, brand and advertisements…