Tagged: Alcohol Use Disorder

NEWS: Ireland: Surge in Daily Take-Home Alcohol Sales

Ireland sees a worrying surge in daily take-home alcohol sales. A significant number of Irish people report increased alcohol consumption, especially younger adults. Alcohol-related violence is also rising, prompting calls from affected communities to limit the amount of alcohol that can be purchased during the current public health crisis. Community leaders and public health experts express grave concern about a new tsunami of alcohol problems in the wake of COVID-19…

NEWS: Germany on Father’s Day: Alcohol Fuels Highest Road Traffic Toll

Data from the Federal Statistical Office show that in Germany alcohol fuels highest road traffic toll on Father’s Day. In 2019, there were 263 alcohol-related road traffic accidents on Father’s day compared to the 98 on other days. In 160 of the alcohol-related accidents, people were injured…

NEWS: World Health Assembly Concludes With Call For Strong WHO

This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an abridged version of the World Health Assembly was held virtually from May 18 to 19, 2020. The 73rd session of the World Health Assembly concluded with call for a strong World Health Organization (WHO) and approved a resolution to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution, co-sponsored by more than 130 countries, was adopted by consensus…

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…

NEWS: Scotland: Families With Alcohol Problems Need Comprehensive Support

Research by Public Health Scotland on whether the minimum unit price (MUP) policy implemented in the country had an impact on the lives of children and young people within families with alcohol problems found that these families need comprehensive support…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #20

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from Lithuania, South Africa, the United States and Russia…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of the normalization of the alcohol-free way of life among teenagers, alcohol industry interference with cancer warning label research and alcohol use in times of COVID-19…
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how alcohol companies are affected by COVID-19 counter-measures, the alcohol industry’s advertising onslaught in Australia, and aggressive lobbying in Thailand…
This week’s Special Feature sheds more light on how the current crisis might affect alcohol norms, habits and use patterns with stories from Germany, Australia, Pakistan, and Kenya…

NEWS: Russia: New Plans to Raise Legal Alcohol Purchase Age

Russia’s health minister has announced the necessity to raise the legal age for alcohol purchases to 21 as a policy response to rising alcohol-related deaths during the coronavirus crisis. While there seems to be urgency with the measure, it is not a new idea in the country…

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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…

NEWS: Australia: Big Alcohol Marketing Onslaught Exposed

New research by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the Cancer Council WA has exposed the Big Alcohol marketing onslaught in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new report provides a snapshot of the quantity of alcohol marketing on social media, and how alcohol brands and liquor retailers are marketing their products during the pandemic…