Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Alcohol News - 28/2015

The Guardian (Australia) - Rate of teens abstaining from alcohol almost doubles in 13 years, study finds
The drinking patterns of teenage Australians has shifted more drastically than any other age group, according to a study which found the number of 14 to 17-year-olds abstaining from alcohol had almost doubled in the past 13 years.
BBC News (Wales) - Proposed minimum alcohol price law is published
Plans for a new law setting a minimum price for alcohol in Wales have been published by the Welsh government.
ABC Online (Australia) - Overhaul of alcohol advertising regulations needed to keep up with social media, researchers say
Australian researchers are calling on the Federal Government to overhaul alcohol advertising regulations as companies change the way they target drinkers through social media.
Times LIVE (South Africa) - Alcohol fuels violence in Africa's drunkest nation
South Africa's shameful status as the drunkest country in Africa is once again in the spotlight, with 70% of trauma victims testing positive for alcohol.
Belfast Telegraph (UK) - Drinkers' harm to others revealed
The Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) said its research had found that one in five adults has been harassed or insulted in the street by someone who had been drinking, while even more had felt unsafe or threatened in a public place.
The Guardian (Australia) - Foetal alcohol syndrome should be recognised as disability, says report on Indigenous alcohol use
Standing committee report says Indigenous children fall through cracks of education system and later land in prison as FASD is misdiagnosed or not treated.
The Daily Meal - Watch What Alcohol Does to Your Body: It’s Not Pretty
With all of the delicious recipes for summer cocktails, sometimes it’s hard to forget that alcohol actually has a toxic effect on the body.
HeraldNet (USA) - Alcohol misuse major threat
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Drug Administration this week confirmed what states have been reporting for years: That the rate of heroin use in the U.S. has climbed 63 percent in the past decade; and the rate of heroin abuse or dependence climbed 90 percent over the same period.
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica) - Ministry wants reduction in consumption of alcohol
THE Ministry of Health, through the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of non-communicable diseases (2013-2018), plans to reduce the harmful consumption of alcohol by three per cent by 2018. The plan has been approved by Cabinet.
Channel News Asia (Singapore) - Tougher alcohol controls have positive impact: Iswaran
Tougher controls on the sale and consumption of alcohol in Singapore since April have had a positive impact overall, though business at some shops may have been hit, said Second Minister for Home Affairs S Iswaran on Saturday.
West-info (Italy) - Italian teens say stop to alcohol
Alcohol consumption among Italian youth is decreasing. With an annual reduction, since 2002, of 0.7% for males and, since 2004, of 1.3% for females. Minors are those who drink less alcohol. - Alcohol abuse has devastating 'domino effect', says RCGP in response to report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies
Everyday in our surgeries, GPs are dealing with the fallout of alcohol abuse in some of our patients’ lives, and this report really hammers home the devastating ‘domino effect’ on families and the wider community.

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