Thursday, August 10, 2023

Alcohol News - 32/2023

The Local (Denmark) - Danish colleges introduce alcohol-free start for new students
Students will attend alcohol-free introduction events at a number of colleges in Denmark after the country’s health authority recommended new intakes be introduced to each other with using alcohol to break the ice.
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World Health Organization - Landmark public health decisions by WHO on essential medicines for alcohol use disorders
The new edition of the Model List of Essential Medicines (EML), published on 26 July 2023, includes two important medicines for the treatment of alcohol use disorders in adults: acamprosate and naltrexone.
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Medical Economics (USA) - Women gaining on men in alcohol-related deaths
American women are gaining greater equality with men in one way that they probably don’t welcome: deaths from alcohol consumption.
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Medscape - More Expensive Alcohol Saves Lives. Will It Affect Cancer?
I'd like to discuss an article that's appeared recently in The Lancet. It looks at the impact of minimum unit pricing for alcohol on alcohol-related deaths and hospital admissions in Scotland, my home country.
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AP News (Puerto Rico) - Hard-partying Puerto Rico capital faces new code that will limit alcohol sales
Puerto Rico’s capital is renowned for its all-night partying, but a new municipal code is expected to change that.
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Irish Medical Times (Ireland) - Almost 7,500 cases of problem alcohol use treated last year
A total of 7,421 cases were treated for problem alcohol use in 2022, according to the latest data from the Health Research Board (HRB) – an increase of eight per cent on 2021 figures.
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Family Law (UK) - Publication of report: 'Evaluation of Family Drug and Alcohol Courts'
A large-scale evaluation of the impact of Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC) as an alternative to standard care proceedings (the new legal framework introduced by the Children and Families Act in 2014).
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A member of the Irish Road Victims’ Association has accused “some TDs” of promoting drinks and saying that it is OK to have one drink and then drive.
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Essentially Sports - Should FIA Implement Max Verstappen’s Advice & Ban “Alcohol” After Multiple Reports of Harassment at Zandvoort 2022?
Verstappen urged the FIA to ban or at least regulate the consumption of alcohol on the tracks. This suggestion is made by the world champion mainly because of the orange army. That’s right, Verstappen is going against his own fanbase but with good reason.
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Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Irish suffer higher rates of harm from others' drinking
A large population sample of Irish men and women shows that one in eight of those surveyed have experienced harm from the drinking of a person known to them.
Read more (New Zealand) - Alcohol most prevalent drug in Aoraki region, top cop says
Alcohol is the most prevalent drug in the Aoraki region, reaching a wide range of society, and is a driver of crime in the area, the region’s top cop says.
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British Liver Trust (UK) - Changes to alcohol duty will help tackle epidemic of alcohol harm
The British Liver Trust welcomes significant changes to the UK’s alcohol duty system that will take effect this month, which will help save lives, tackle alcohol harm and curb rising rates of alcohol related liver disease – raising over £13 billion in revenue for vital public services in 2023/24
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AlcoholAndCancer (Australia) - Alcohol awareness campaign 'Spread' makes waves in Western Australia
Western Australia, home to a significant population of alcohol consumers, has seen its fair share of public health campaigns targeting alcohol-related harm over the past decade.
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