Tagged: Mental Health

REPORT: Exploring the Gap in the Public’s Understanding of the Links between Alcohol and Cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the UK and carries an enormous cost burden, both financial and personal. Around one in four cancers however are lifestyle-related, and therefore ultimately preventable. This includes alcohol, but awareness of this fact among the public is low comparative to cancer links with smoking.
This is a significant public health issue.
Alcohol accounts for 11,894 cancer cases per year in the UK…

NEWS: Big Focus on Alcohol-Free Lifestyle to Start 2020

From Dry January, to the growing sober curious movement and increasing demand for alcohol-free choice, there is increasingly big attention on the alcohol-free way of life in the beginning of 2020.
Dry January began in the United Kingdom many years ago with just 4000 people, but now it’s gaining traction around the world. But the increasing attention to and interest in the alcohol-free way of life and its benefits extends beyond Dry January…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol Deaths (in Women) Rise Sharply

Alcohol deaths rise sharply in the United States, specifically among women.
Factors that play into this development are deregulation of alcohol by the federal government, the systematic effort of the alcohol industry to recruit more women as consumers and demographic development with alcohol-related illnesses presenting more in aging baby boomers who have consumed more alcohol in their lifetime…

REPORT: Alcohol Use Disorder and Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder are schizophrenia spectrum disorders that cause significant disability. People with these schizophrenia spectrum disorders have high rates of co-occurring substance use disorder, including alcohol use disorder (AUD), and it contributes to worse outcomes than for those who do not have co-occurring substance use disorder…

NEWS: Germany: Every 5th Person Can’t Afford Healthy Lifestyle

According to a new study by PwC every 5th person in Germany can’t afford a healthy lifestyle.
45% of Germans say they suffer from at least one chronic disease, which go hand in hand with unhealthy lifestyles fueled by private industry interests such as alcohol, tobacco use, and poor nutrition. PwC, an auditing firm, conducted a survey to explore why Germans are not changing their lifestyle to healthier behavior.
What they found is that a fifth of the respondents said a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and enough exercise was not affordable to them. Social isolation may also be playing a role, as 14% of the respondents claimed to be isolated…

NEWS: NYC: Interest in Alcohol-Free Lifestyle Growing

Interest in leading an alcohol-free lifestyle is growing in New York City.
Nightlife in New York City has become more inclusive for all interested in staying sober, with the number of alcohol free-spaces, sober bars and customers looking for booze-free possibilities growing in the city that never sleeps. There are many choices for alcohol-free spaces, from dry bars to booze-free pop up parties. Recently the city opened its first dry hipster bar…

NEWS: Hungary: 1/3 of High-Schoolers Consume Alcohol

A new survey has found at least one third of high-schoolers in Hungary consume alcohol.
The online survey conducted by the Szétcsúszva program shows alarming data on alcohol use among children and adolescents. The survey found, at least a fourth of youth between 14 to 18 years consume alcohol weekly, 80% of 15-year-olds have tried alcohol…

NEWS: How to Support Children of Impaired Carers

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management has published a new guideline for paediatricians on how to support children of impaired carers. The guideline provides ethical, professional, and legal obligations of a paediatrician when dealing with a caretaker whose ability is impaired from alcohol or other drug use…

NEWS: Poland: Alcohol Harm in Women Rising

According to new data, alcohol harm among women in Poland is rising.
New estimates of the State Agency for the Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems (PARPA) there may be over 1.5 million women who have an an alcohol problem in Poland.
Specialist for addiction psychotherapy Adam Kłodecki explains that a clear increase in alcohol consumption can be seen among young Polish women living in large cities…

EVENT: 1st NCDs Youth Conference

After nine very successful European conferences on the topics of alcohol, tobacco control, youth health and social marketing for health promotion, the International Youth Health Organization (YHO) is arranging the 1st NCD Youth Conference. The conference takes place in Portorož, Slovenia on December 6 to 9, 2019…