Welcome to the weekly Alcohol Issues Newsletter No. 22 with carefully curated alcohol policy news, highlights from our latest science digest, brand new Big Alcohol revelations, and a Special Feature to keep you in the know about the most important alcohol issues.
This Alcohol Issues Newsletter edition also has a new special events alerts and much more…


May 31, 2021 – June 06, 2021

This week’s Special Feature explores alcohol issues in the LGBTQ+ community, such as disproportionate harm and a compelling opinion article illustrates why safe spaces – including from Big Alcohol – matter so much for the LGBTQ+ community…

Alcohol issues from our Policy Newsfeed cover the lasting success of minimum unit pricing (MUP) policy in Scotland and Wales; Lithuania’s alcohol policy victory as growing number of youth stay alcohol-free; brand new research proving the efficacy of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol and other drug use problems among people in mental health treatment; Australia’s need to face the fact that alcohol causes cancer; and a measure to keep community pantries in Philippines alcohol- and tobacco-free…

Alcohol issues from our Science Digest cover one study on worsening of liver damaging effects of alcohol with overweight and obesity; and another study on how alcohol increases immediate risk of atrial fibrillation…

Alcohol issues from our Big Alcohol Watch exposes this week how Big Alcohol is hijacking Pride month and the cause of LGBTQ+ equality…

Our Special Event Alert highlights the third Forum on Alcohol, other Drugs, and Addictive Behaviors (FADAB3); and a four-part series on alcohol, sustainability and development, organized by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS)…

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Special Feature – No. 22

Pride Month: Understanding Alcohol Issues in the LGBTQ+ Community

In a powerful opinion article, Amy C. Willis, guest expert writer at Movendi International, explores how the LGBTQ+ community is hurt by the weakening of alcohol policies in Canada and by rising alcohol use during the pandemic.
Amy also exposes how supposedly safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community are hijacked by Big Alcohol and thus made unsafe for already vulnerable people.

Alcohol harm has been highly prevalent among the LGBTQ+ community already before the pandemic – as evidence shows. But now, the alcohol issues are accelerating driven by the lethal interaction between alcohol, mental health, COVID-19 restrictions and repercussions.

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Source Website: Keep Updated with Movendi International