(Estonia) - Survey: Estonians buying less alcohol in Latvia
The share of Estonians buying alcohol in Latvia fell to 23 percent in 2020 - the lowest in four years, a study from the Estonian Institute of Economic Research (EKI) shows. However, there are now concerns rising fuel taxes may send drivers over the border.
WHO Europe - Reducing
harm due to alcohol: success stories from 3 countries
The WHO-recommended “best buys” for alcohol policy can easily help countries to reduce health harms related to alcohol consumption. But according to the new WHO/Europe report “Making the WHO European Region SAFER. Developments in alcohol control policies, 2010–2019”, not many Member States use these measures. Experience from Lithuania, Scotland and the Russian Federation shows how effective they can be when countries choose to implement them.
The New York
Times (USA) - How Bad Is Our Pandemic Drinking Problem?
Even before the pandemic began, some Americans were drinking significantly more alcohol than they had in decades past — with damaging consequences.
Health Central - 10
Ways to Cut Back on Booze
THE LAST YEAR has been stressful, to say the least. If you've been turning to alcohol to relax and, well, not freak completely out, you're not alone: The frequency and amount of alcohol consumption more than doubled in 2020 compared to 2018, according to the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Radio (USA) - More Drinking During The Pandemic Adds To Long-Term Rise In
New research shows alcohol abuse has gotten more common over the last 20 years, and more people reported frequent drinking during the pandemic. We talk about factors behind the trend and how to recognize when our own drinking gets excessive.
Ohio State News -
How more alcohol availability hurts finances for some people
A new study provides the best evidence to date that an increase in the availability of alcohol is linked to more financial troubles among the disadvantaged. The study used a unique data set in Sweden to find that when Saturday alcohol sales were introduced in some counties, the result was higher credit demand, more financial default and increased dependence on welfare among low-income people in those counties.
My Science Work -
Alcohol, domestic violence and pandemic, the losing trio
With the arrival of warmer weather, alcohol consumption is likely to increase. But this year will be different from the others, deprived as we are of bar terraces because of the pandemic, which offers an unfortunate but unique opportunity to better understand the extent to which alcohol consumption affects violence.
Doctor (New Zealand) - Alcohol Action NZ applauds the new health reforms
Alcohol Action NZ applauds the major structural changes to the health sector announced today by the government, because they herald a change to the sale and purchase of alcohol.
The Phnom Penh Post
(Cambodia) - NGO wants end to alcohol advertising
The government should take the temporary ban on alcoholic drink advertising a step further and make the ruling permanent as it endangers the public’s health, a local NGO suggested.
Mail and Guardian
(South Africa) - Alcohol lobby’s data is wobbly
A recently released five-page “report”, funded by and on behalf of the alcohol industry, purports to reveal new data that counters current analyses that the bans on the sale of alcohol have led to a decrease in trauma cases in South African hospitals.
The Seattle Times
(USA) - What’s behind America’s growth in alcohol consumption?
American deaths from misuse of substances, including alcohol, have increased over the past two decades, but not uniformly across various demographic groups.
University (UK) - Price of food may influence decision to buy alcohol, new
UK research suggests
People consume less alcohol as the price of food increases, suggesting this may influence the decision to buy it, a new study led by Cardiff University has found.
CBC (Canada) - Pandemic's
stress and loneliness create dangerous cocktail for alcohol abuse
Some alcoholism treatment centres say the pandemic has seen more people looking for a cure to their woes at the bottom of a glass.
Board (Ireland) - New HRB overview presents latest research on alcohol
consumption, harm and policy in Ireland
A new report from the Health Research Board (HRB) presents an overview of alcohol consumption and harm in Ireland, analysing trends and assessing the impact of policy changes over time.
BC Gov News
(Canada) - Minister’s statement on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder report
I am committed to working across government and with community partners, advocates, guardians and families to improve services for children and youth with FASD. It is only when we work together that we can best support the needs of families, children and youth.