Tagged: Youth

NEWS: Norway: Wave of Substance Use Disorder Predicted after COVID-19

Blå Kors Kompasset or the Blue Cross Compass has predicted that Norway could be hit with a wave of substance use disorder after COVID-19. Blue Cross Compass works on substance use prevention. Their focus is on children and youth growing in families with alcohol and substance use problems…

MEMBER NEWS: CEM, BiH: “Older Brother, Older Sister” Program Expands to Empower Even More Youth

In the fourth cycle the “Older Brother, Older Sister” program has been expanded to empower even more youth in BiH. Fifteen pairs of volunteers and children which includes 50 children and 20 volunteers, have been brought together this time. The program helps social and personal development of children…

REPORT: Alcohol-Related Posts by Instagram Influencers Popular Among Adolescents and Young Adults

These findings suggest that there is a lot to be concerned about in this context, especially since many minors can be exposed to influencers’ alcoholposts, potentially leading to increased alcohol use among this vulnerable age group. The researchers therefore advice future researchers to further investigate this topic, and propose that legislation for alcohol advertising needs to be adjusted to account for the context of social networking sites…

NEWS: Slovenia: Youth Alcohol Use Declining

Youth alcohol use is declining in Slovenia according to a new survey. The results of the 2018 international survey Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children show, the share of youth who were intoxicated from alcohol at least twice in their lives dropped in all age groups…

MEMBER NEWS: ADIC Sri Lanka Launches Youth Action Network

ADIC Sri Lanka, a member organization of IOGT International, has launched the Youth Action Network Sri Lanka (YAN Sri Lanka) as their youth wing. YAN Sri Lanka is a youth-led network for young people, by young people, to promote development of youth through, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention.
YAN Sri Lanka is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual youth network. These young leaders work with other youth at the grassroots level towards alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention through activism in various fields such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention, democracy, human rights, and gender equality…

REPORT: Psychosocial Correlates of Self-Reported HIV Among Youth in the Slums of Kampala

Youth living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda have a high prevalence of HIV. These youth are in dire need of interventions which address both alcohol use behaviors and sexual risk behaviors to reduce further complications of their existing health conditions, including HIV…

NEWS: UK: Baby Boomers Drive Alcohol Consumption

While alcohol consumption steadily declines with young people, baby boomers continue to drive more alcohol consumption. More and more young people across the world are choosing to be alcohol-free, driving a global decrease in alcohol use. However, older people, over 55 years of age – the Baby Boomer generation – are increasing their consumption. In the UK, the 55-64 age group  remains the most likely to drink heavily and the least likely to abstain from alcohol…

NEWS: Scotland: University Closes Alcohol Bar, Opens Alcohol-Free Space

A Scottish University has closed its Student Union bar as more students shift to alcohol-free living. In Abertay University, located in Dundee, Scotland, stocking alcohol at Bar One was no longer viable as the income generated from sales dropped drastically in recent years…

NEWS: Uganda: Loans for Youth Empowerment Reduce Alcohol Use

A new study has found youth alcohol use has decreased in Uganda along with loans given to empower youth through the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP). According to the report, the programme contributed to a 4% increase in job creation in Uganda and alcohol consumption among the youth decreased by 10%…

REPORT: Adolescent Mental Health Program Components and Behavior Risk Reduction

Universally delivered interventions can improve adolescent mental health and reduce risk behavior. Of 7 components with consistent signals of effectiveness, 3 had significant effects over multiple outcomes (interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and alcohol and drug education). Three program components emerged as consistently effective across different outcomes, providing a basis for developing future multioutcome intervention programs…