YLE News (Finland) - Grocery stores report decline in
Christmas alcohol sales
Despite Covid restrictions tightening across Finland over the Christmas holidays, alcohol sales declined in grocery stores compared to last year.
WHO - Summary: Reducing the harm from alcohol by
regulating cross-border alcohol marketing, advertising and promotion
At its 146th session in February 2020, the Executive Board requested the Director-General to develop an action plan (2022–2030) that would effectively implement the Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol as a public health priority, in consultation with Member States and relevant stakeholders, for consideration by the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly, through the Executive Board at its 150th session in 2022.
Delish - Brett Phillips Isn't An Alcoholic, But Still
Gave Up Drinking
I really respect people when they say they don't do something everyone else does or something that feels like it's a part of the cultural norm. I think it’s the level of discipline.
The Guardian (UK) - Drink-spiking is at ‘epidemic’ levels
in UK, campaigners tell MPs
Drink- and drug-spiking has reached “epidemic” levels in the UK and is now so common it can happen to anyone, campaigners have told a new parliamentary inquiry into the problem.
The Lancet - Digging deeper into alcohol-related deaths
According to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), deaths from alcohol-specific causes in the UK have increased from 11·8 per 100 000 people in 2019 to 14·0 per 100 000 people in 2020.
Baltic News Network (Latvia) - Narcotics gradually
replace smoking and alcohol among teenagers
Teenagers in Latvia smoke and drink alcohol less when compared to previous years. Use of narcotics, however, remains widely spread, according to data from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) as mentioned in Latvian Ministry of Welfare report On the State of Children in the Country in 2019-2020.
The Denvel Challenge (USA) - Alcohol abuse on the rise
among women with young children, study says
Research at the end of 2021 found women are abusing alcohol more than men. A federally-funded study from RTI International found that moms with children under 5 saw alcohol consumption increase by a startling 323% — the highest of any group.
CBC (Canada) - Alcohol should have cancer warning labels,
say doctors and researchers pushing to raise awareness of risk
It's not a secret, but it may as well be. Few Canadians know the truth, and few may want to hear it: Alcohol, any amount of alcohol, can cause cancer. There is no safe amount, and the calls to inform Canadians are growing.
5 Pillars (Turkey) - Turkey raises taxes on alcohol
leading to a drop in consumption
Turkey has significantly increased taxes on alcohol as part of a response to a 19-year high level of inflation of 36.1 percent recorded last month.
EurekAlert - Binge drinking linked to first episodes of
heart rhythm disorder
New Year’s Day, Super Bowl Sunday and other days when more people consume more alcohol are also associated with more emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation, an often-deadly heart rhythm disorder, reported a new study led by UC San Francisco.
ITV (Wales) - Are young people in Wales turning their
backs on alcohol?
Four young people in Wales have spoken out about their decision to stay sober as a recent study shows more and more people in their age group are cutting back on alcohol.
Psychology Today - The Deceptive Promise of Alcohol
There is a quiet revolution taking place. Sobriety has come out of the closet and into the daylight. Two decades ago, when I first stopped drinking, it was a dirty secret, not something you ever shouted about. A person’s struggle with alcohol was very private and was on a need-to-know basis.
LabOnline - Alcohol consumption may increase risk of
Alcohol and the sun could prove a lethal combination in developing skin cancer, according to Molemap dermatologist Dr Niyati Sharma.
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) - High cost of booze
injuries in Christchurch
Ongoing treatment for alcohol-related injuries has cost ACC almost $3.5 million in Christchurch since 2016, with the number of new claims also reaching a five-year high.
Alcohol Health Alliance (UK) - I lost my son to alcohol
addiction – something could have been done sooner
Sadly, there are 70 alcohol-related deaths in the UK every day. This has a devastating impact on the families and friends left behind. In this blog, one mother shares what it was like to lose her son to alcohol addiction.