For this eighth episode we are bringing you an in-depth conversation with an inspiring guest and global leader for alcohol policy development and implementation, Maristela Monteiro. She is the Senior Advisor on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, in the Non Communicable Diseases and Mental Health department of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA.
In the weekly alcohol issues update, we highlight three issues we think deserve special attention. In policy news we talk about the need to strengthen services for people with alcohol problems during the pandemic. In the science digest you get to hear about alcohol policy in former Soviet Union countries and its impact. And in the Big Alcohol Watch we discuss corporate capture of the government in the Northern Territory in Australia.

Alcohol Consumption and Harm in the Americas Region

Episode 8 of Movendi International’s weekly conversation about the latest alcohol issues in policy and science and new alcohol industry revelations is now available on SpotifyApple podcast and Podbean.

For this eighth episode we are talking with Maristela Monteiro, the Senior Advisor on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, in the Non Communicable Diseases and Mental Health department of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA. She is a really inspiring guest and global leader for alcohol policy development and implementation.

In the weekly alcohol issues update, we highlight three issues we think deserve special attention.

In policy news, we talk about the role of ultra-cheap alcohol in the UK’s heavy alcohol burden; and we explore similar stories from different countries about the need to strengthen services for people with alcohol problems during the pandemic.

Regarding the latest science digest, we talk about a new study that examined the impact of alcohol policy development in former Soviet Union countries over the last 30 years.

And in the Big Alcohol Watch we discuss corporate capture of the government in the Northern Territory in Australia that has moved to allow an alcohol mega-store in the middle of alcohol-free Aboriginal communities.

This week’s in-depth conversation

With Maristela we discuss alcohol consumption and harm in the Americas region. She even shares results from a recent survey among Latin American countries about alcohol and COVID-19. The alcohol burden is staggering and levels of harm are actually surprising to podcast host Maik Dünnbier.

We also talk about alcohol policy making in the region, the success stories, the challenges and obstacles. Maristela shares some surprising insights.

And we discuss the way forward. Maristela has been a leader working to support countries to develop evidence-based alcohol policy solutions for many years. And so I wanted to talk with her about the way forward and what she thinks would be key tools and crucial issues to make alcohol policy the priority it should be. 

Weekly alcohol issues highlights

In this week’s news highlights segment we talk about three alcohol issues that we think deserve special attention. 

In policy news, we talk about the role of ultra-cheap alcohol in the UK’s heavy alcohol burden; and we explore similar stories from different countries about the need to strengthen services for people with alcohol problems during the pandemic.

Regarding the latest science digest, we talk about a new study that examined the impact of alcohol policy development in former soviet union countries over the last 30 years.

And in the Big Alcohol Watch we discuss corporate capture of the government in the Northern Territory in Australia that has moved to allow an alcohol mega-store in the middle of alcohol-free Aboriginal communities.

Listen to episode 8

Listen to episode 8 of the Alcohol Issues podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

You can find the brand new episode on Apple podcasts, here. You can listen to the latest episode on Spotify. And you can find episode 7 of the Alcohol Issues podcast on Podbean, here.

All previous podcast episodes are also available on all platforms, along with show notes and more background material.


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