Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Alcohol News - 49/2017

The Independent (UK) – For those coping with alcohol addiction, Christmas is one of the toughest times of the year
During the run-up to Christmas, alcohol consumption spirals and booze-soaked TV scheduling is partly to blame. (Poland) - Poles among EU's biggest spenders on alcohol: Eurostat
Poles are among the European Union’s biggest spenders when it comes to alcoholic beverages, a report has found.
Eurostat (EU) - Household spending on alcohol close to €130 billion
In 2016, households in the European Union (EU) spent 1.6% of their total consumption expenditure on alcoholic beverages. This represents a total expenditure of almost €130 billion, equivalent to 0.9% of EU GDP or over €250 per EU inhabitant. It should be noted that this does not include alcoholic beverages paid for in restaurants and hotels. (Canada) - ‘Dry 9’ campaign urges Albertans to support alcohol-free pregnancies
With the holiday season comes festivities and parties, which can make avoiding alcohol a challenge for women who are pregnant or trying to conceive.
NDTV - Consuming Over 14 Units Of Alcohol Can Cause Skin Problems: Study
The health effects of drinking alcohol regularly are innumerable. Several studies have shown how heavy drinking can lead to a number of problems including liver disease, blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and digestive problems. (Canada) - Wasted lives: The cost of alcohol addiction
The ongoing opioid crisis and rash of overdoses from illicit drugs has been at the forefront of many British Columbian's minds, but the biggest, least discussed addiction on the rise in the province is a legal substance: alcohol. (New Zealand) - Higher alcohol levels in craft beer catching drivers out
Planning on having a couple of beers this party season? Then keep an eye on how strong your craft beer is if you plan to drive.
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark) - Helping kids in homes where alcohol abuse is the norm
Growing up in a family dogged by alcohol problems can have serious consequences for the rest of your life – as well as blighting your childhood. However, many people are hesitant to intervene if they are worried about a child living in such a family.
The Independent – Liver disease to become biggest killer by 2020 with alcohol and obesity to blame
Liver disease is set to overtake heart disease as the top cause of premature deaths by 2020, a new study reveals. (Australia) - Australian Sports Leagues Speak Out Against Alcohol Advertising Ban
A proposal that aims to reduce alcohol consumption in South Wales is being met with pushback by the leagues who stand to lose financially if it becomes law.
Healthline - We’ve Crunched the Numbers… Here’s How Alcohol Can Increase Your Cancer Risk
Drinking alcohol increases your risk of many types of cancer, whether you drink a lot or relatively little.
Medical Xpress - Large study links alcohol misuse to subsequent injury risk in young people
The immediate effects of drinking too much alcohol are obvious, unpleasant and can even be life threatening, but a new study has shown that young people who drink excessively, to the degree that they are admitted into hospital because of it, are also at a much higher risk of sustaining injuries in the following 6 months.
Daily Telegraph (Australia) - Judges to consider affect of ‘alcohol during pregnancy’ on young offenders’ behaviour
JUDGES are being taught about disabilities caused by mothers who drink while pregnant as part of a new push to give offenders with such disorders lighter sentences.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - RSA: Almost 40% of road accidents down to alcohol in run-up to Christmas
Alcohol accounts for almost 40% of fatal road crashes in the run-up to Christmas, according to the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

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