EurekAlert - Tackling alcohol harms must be an integral
part of the nation's recovery from COVID-19
As the UK and most other countries went into lockdown, the need to save lives from the coronavirus rightly took priority over longer term health issues.
The Local (Denmark) - Danish 15-year-olds drink most
alcohol in Europe
Danish 15-year-olds drink more frequently and are more likely to have been drunk than those from any other country in Europe, according to a new study by the World Health Organisation.
The Guardian (UK) - Alcohol-fuelled crime offenders may
have to wear ‘sobriety tags’
Offenders who commit “alcohol-fuelled” crimes can be required to wear “sobriety tags” and banned from drinking under legislation that comes into force in England and Wales on Tuesday.
Euro Weekly News (UK/Spain) - Effects of British Expats
Drinking More Alcohol in Spain’s Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca During Strict
THE effects of British expats drinking more alcohol in Spain’s Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca during the country’s strict lockdown might be felt over the next few years.
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Doctors
'hesitant' to warn pregnant women against drinking alcohol
Some doctors are failing to warn women about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy despite national guidelines stating there is no safe level.
BBC News (USA) - Coronavirus: How the pandemic is
relaxing US drinking laws
Coronavirus has Americans picking up two new summer accessories: a mask and an alcoholic to-go drink.
Cornell Chronicle - Exposure to TV alcohol ads linked to
The Most Interesting Man in the World preferred Dos Equis, James Bond promoted Heineken and a rescue dog fetched Bud Light for partygoers. Aired in 2012, those were just a few of the nearly 600 televised commercials for alcohol products – mostly beer – that the average American adult was exposed to that year, according to new Cornell research.
RACGP - Consistency of alcohol education during pregnancy
Reports of women not receiving adequate information about alcohol consumption have prompted experts to ensure transparency across the cycle of care.
Bloomberg (Singapore) - Singapore Expats Flouting Virus
Rules Spark Alcohol Curbs
Singapore authorities ordered several restaurants in a neighborhood popular with expatriates to immediately stop selling takeaway alcohol, after several foreigners didn’t adhere to social distancing measures outside of the premises.
SciTechDaily - Drunkorexia Is Damaging and Dangerous, Yet
Very Common With Female College Students
Mojito, appletini, or a simple glass of fizz – they may take the edge off a busy day, but if you find yourself bingeing on more than a few, you could be putting your physical and mental health at risk according new research at the University of South Australia.
Psych Congress Network - Increased Alcohol Consumption
Among Behavior Changes Linked to COVID-19-Related Stressors
Several financial stressors created by the COVID-19 pandemic have been linked to higher odds of experiencing negative health behavior changes, including increased alcohol consumption, according to Flatten the Curve, a national survey developed by digital health company Sharecare and Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, dean of the Boston University School of Public Health, and Publicis Health Media.
Gentside UK (UK) - One in Five Adults Is Affected by
Passive Alcoholism – Here’s How to Tell if You’re One of Them
According to a study published in the scientific Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, one in five adults (about 53 million people) in the United States are affected by passive alcoholism, making it a ‘public health concern’ according to researchers.
IAS (UK) - Most disadvantaged disproportionately at risk
of alcohol-related violence
New findings show that alcohol-related violence affects the poorest in society to the greatest degree, with the most deprived groups experiencing as much as 14 times as many incidents of alcohol-related domestic violence every year, compared with the least deprived.
STAP (Netherlands) - A minimum price for alcohol leads to
fewer alcohol problems
Secretary of State Paul Blokhuis sent yesterday to the House of Representatives an investigation into MUP (minimum price for one unit alcohol). Dutch government is considering the introduction of this measure and would therefore like to know the results of relevant studies and the experiences in other countries.
BMC - Developments in global tobacco and alcohol policy
Alcohol and tobacco are among the most widely consumed psychoactive drugs. The substances are consumed for many reasons, which may include their effects on the brain and body, as well as for social and cultural reasons.