NordAN - NordAN resolution 2022: Alcohol
and family life
The effects of alcohol are not limited to just the person who drinks it but also their family members. Alcohol use in the family can lead to stress, relationship problems, conflicts, unpredictability and even violence that can cause lasting emotional trauma.
New Zealand Doctor (New Zealand) - Celebrations
as Auckland moves to clean up alcohol product advertising
Communities across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland can celebrate, with new local rules kicking in to remove alcohol product advertising from the face of bottle stores.
Al Jazeera - For some fans, World Cup
alcohol ban brings relief
“Qatar is an Islamic country, and alcohol is ‘haram’ [forbidden] in our religion. All we ask is for the world to show some ‘ehtaram’ (respect) for our culture,” he told Al Jazeera on Monday, a day after the opening match of the tournament.
Euronews - Drinking small amounts of
alcohol during pregnancy is enough to alter a baby’s brain, study finds
Drinking even small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can change a baby’s brain structure and delay its brain development, according to a new study.
South Wales Guardian (Wales) - Minimum
pricing ‘effective’ in reducing alcohol consumption
MINIMUM unit pricing - which was introduced in Wales in March 2020 - has been effective in reducing alcohol consumption in, according to a report.
ASU News - Study shows violating
intentions related to drinking predicts future alcohol problems in young adults
Drinking to excess is bad for your health and was recently identified as a leading cause of death among Americans aged 20 to 49 years.
ScienceDaily - Local alcohol
availability related to child maltreatment
The number of stores selling alcohol in a neighborhood is linked to cases of child abuse and neglect in the same area, a new study suggests.
TheMayor.EU (Belgium) - Antwerp's
municipal memes aim to correct public opinion on students and alcohol
The City of Antwerp (Belgium) has conducted a study in tandem with the University of Antwerp on student drinking. As a city with a large student population, young people suffer from a public perception that they drink and binge drink all the time.
CBS Sports - NFL issues memo threatening
'significant discipline' for violations of league's alcohol policy
The NFL prohibits alcohol on team planes or buses. But the Commanders had beer on the team plane Monday, and the league is reviewing what took place in the early-morning hours of Friday with the Tennessee Titans.
The Independent (UK) - Make it illegal
for five-year-olds to drink alcohol, says doctor
Children should no longer be allowed to drink alcohol at home from the age of five, a lecturer in health education has said.
New Mexico In Depth (Mexico) - Politics
trumps health in state’s response to alcohol crisis
In February 2021, as New Mexico lawmakers considered landmark legislation to loosen restrictions on alcohol sales, the state’s alcohol epidemiologist Annaliese Mayette set out to assess the bill.
The Citizen (South Africa) - Crime stats
a clear indication ‘alcohol has a direct impact on certain crimes’
The increase in the recent crime statistics is a clear indication liquor has a direct and large impact on certain crimes, the portfolio committee on police said.
Dominican Today (Dominican Republic) - Ministry
of the Interior and Police cancel the measure that restricts alcohol
consumption and sale in Santo Domingo
After two weeks of issuing the resolution that prohibited the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages beginning at midnight in Santo Domingo and some municipalities throughout the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of the Interior and Police repealed the measure on Tuesday, after reaching an agreement with nightclub owners.
Medical Xpress (USA) - Legalizing
marijuana in US states may lead to increases in alcohol consumption
A trio of researchers, two with the University of Pittsburgh, the other with William Patterson University, has found evidence showing that alcohol consumption rises among young people in the United States when marijuana use is legalized.
ABC (Australia) - Drug, alcohol and
smoking addiction costing Australia billions, new report shows
Only in the harsh light of sobriety could Melbourne man Benn Veenker really understand the cost his addiction had on his family and friends.
NordAN (Finland) - Survey: business
interests have too much influence on alcohol policy
Citizens seem to be well aware of the strong influence of the trade and alcohol industry in alcohol policy decisions. People feel that researched information, consultation with experts and concern for people's health should be the most important factors guiding alcohol policy decisions. This was the subject of a Kantar Public survey* of 1 138 respondents between August and September. The survey was commissioned by the Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention (EHYT).