Topic: Research

MEMBER NEWS: India: HRIDAY Research Exposes Netflix and Big Tobacco

HRIDAY research exposes an alliance between Netflix and other streaming services and Big Tobacco in India.
A recent study conducted by HRIDAY has found that online streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime often violate Indian tobacco marketing regulations on movies and TV shows that they stream…

NEWS: Germany and COVID-19: Third of Adults Consumes More Alcohol

A new study by the Central Institute for Mental Health (ZI) in Mannheim in cooperation with the Nuremberg Clinic has found that a third of adults in Germany consumes more alcohol during COVID-19. Early on in May 2020, Movendi International reported that alcohol retail sales had increased in Germany…

NEWS: Australia: More People Treated for Alcohol Use Than Any Other Drug

A new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) finds that alcohol is the most common drug of concern for clients of publicly funded specialist alcohol and other drug treatment services. The report is titled “Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2018­–19” and provides data gathered from just under 220,000 closed treatment episodes…

REPORT: Outcomes of Childhood Preventive Intervention Across Generations

The study found that there were significant differences in the offspring of individuals (now parents) who had received the intervention in childhood, across 4 domains: improved early-childhood developmental functioning, lower teacher-rated behavioral problems, higher teacher-rated academic skills and performance, and lower child-reported risk behaviors…

NEWS: COVID-19 in Scotland: Doctors Report Alcohol-Fueled Spike in Liver Damage

Doctors are warning that there could be an alcohol-fueled spike in liver disease coming in Scotland due to COVID-19. Retail alcohol sales in March increased in month-on-month volume by 31.4%. More concerning is that according to the new report, one in five Scots who use alcohol daily reported consuming more than they used to before COVID-19.
The report also warns about a subgroup of people who could be developing high-risk patterns of alcohol use during COVID-19 lockdown…

REPORT: Consuming Alcohol Alone: COVID-19, Lockdown, and Alcohol-Related Harm

Globally significant health issues that existed before COVID-19 have not gone away: in many instances, the pandemic may have exacerbated the problem.
Alcohol-related harm is one such case.
While these preliminary data must be treated with caution, they hint at the emergence of a subgroup of alcohol users at risk of establishing potentially dangerous patterns of alcohol consumption during lockdown.
The disruption of COVID-19 thus has a potential double effect: individuals are put under stresses that increase risk of relapse, while also experiencing disruption of the social networks that might otherwise help maintain sobriety. Preliminary signs suggest that increased alcohol use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic is manifesting as alcohol-related liver disease.
Governments must incorporate warnings about the harms of heavy alcohol consumption into their public health messaging about COVID-19…

NEWS: American Cancer Society Updates Cancer Prevention Guideline

The American Cancer Society updates its diet and physical activity guideline for cancer prevention, noting “it is best not to drink alcohol.” More emphasis is also placed on reducing the consumption of processed and red meat, and increasing physical activity for cancer prevention….

NEWS: Global Drug Survey: Alcohol Use During COVID-19

Interim findings from the Global Drug Survey are providing timely insights into changes in alcohol and other drug use behaviour during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The preliminary Global Drug Survey findings indicates a trend: A majority of users have changed their alcohol use…

MEMBER NEWS: IOGT-NTO: Advocacy for the Creation of National Center on FASD

Heart Driven IOGT-NTO members are advocating for the creation of a National Center of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). “Of all the lifestyle choices we make in connection with a pregnancy, there is nothing more important to the child’s future health and development than the choices we make about alcohol,” writes IOGT-NTO as per their website…