The Local France (France) - France considers increasing alcohol taxes to combat binge drinking
In an effort to fight excessive consumption of alcohol, the French government is looking at increasing taxes on wine, beer and spirits.
AdNews (Australia) - A spike in complaints
about alcohol consumption in advertising
Australians complain about excessive alcohol drinking in advertising the most, according to alcohol advertising watchdog ABAC's (Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code) June quarter report.
Medical News Today - Alcohol, substance
misuse causes brain changes, reducing 'cognitive flexibility'
The relationship between the brain and certain addictive substances is still not fully understood. Researchers are still seeking to understand the complexity and the unique neural pathways affected.
ABC13 (USA) - Heights preschool looks to
establish Houston's first 'alcohol-free zone' around property
Chapter 3, Sections 3-4 of the City of Houston's Code of Ordinances states the owner of a day care or preschool can request that the area around their business becomes a 300-foot "alcohol-free zone" if it's located in an area that's 75% or greater residential.
Graphic Online (Ghana) - Alcohol Policy
Alliance-Ghana calls for alcohol control legislation
The Alcohol Policy Alliance-Ghana (GhanAPA), a group of civil society organisations, has called on the government to expedite the passage of alcohol control legislation to help reduce motor traffic accidents in the country.
The HR Director - MANAGING THE RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN EMPLOYEES AND ALCOHOL AT WORK AND OUTSIDE OF IT
Whether showing appreciation to staff, or celebrating company milestones and achievements, few employers would think twice about encouraging employees to have a tipple at a work event. But when excessive drinking comes to be expected, it can leave some members of the team feeling left out – or even discriminated against.
Forbes - Bipolar
Disorder Associated With Higher Mortality Due To Alcohol Abuse
Researchers estimate that around 1% of the world’s population have bipolar disorder. A recent study found that these individuals are at a six-fold higher risk of dying early than the general population due to alcohol-related diseases and suicide by over dosing on prescription medicines.
(Nigeria) - Health expert decries high alcohol consumption rate in Nigeria
Musa Aliyu, director, Media Advocacy and Technologies Centre for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has raised the alarm that the prevalence of alcohol consumption among young individuals rate is about 30.5 percent.
Diabetes UK (UK) - Junk
food and cheap alcohol has triggered increase of liver cancer cases
Cheap alcohol and junk food has ‘played a role’ in the significant rise of liver cancer deaths in the past decade, a top health charity has revealed.
YLE (Finland) - New
government alcohol policy may allow distilleries to directly sell spirits
Part of the new government's programme includes allowing distilleries and small breweries to sell spirits directly to consumers, either from their own production sites or through online shops.
FIU News - Teens
more likely to use alcohol and marijuana if they see their friends post about
it on social media
Peer pressure hasn’t gone away. It’s just gone digital. Through surveys of more than 260 high school freshmen and sophomores, FIU Center for Children and Families researchers found friends still hold the greatest power over teens’ substance use decisions — rather than influencers, celebrities and other people on social media.
Medical Xpress (USA) -
Use of law enforcement strategies to curb underage drinking has decreased
over past decade: Study
Despite the harm that excessive alcohol consumption can cause in a community, use of some alcohol-related enforcement strategies remained low or decreased from 2010 to 2019, according to a new report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
BBC (Scotland) - Industry
consulted on raising minimum alcohol price in Scotland
The alcoholic drinks industry is being consulted on the possibility of increasing the minimum price of a unit of alcohol from 50p to more than 80p.
NordAN (Norway) - Nearly
five out of ten in Oslo have seen intoxicated adults with children during the
Nearly five out of ten in Oslo say they have seen intoxicated adults with children during the summer vacation. Here is the expert's advice on what you can do if you see drunk adults with children this summer.
NordAN (Sweden) - MHF
hopes many entities will promote sobriety checks to combat drunk driving
Alcohol barriers prevent intoxicated drivers from entering the roads. Until August 7, entities can apply for grants from the Swedish Transport Administration to set up sobriety check facilities in ports or other areas in the traffic environment. MHF hopes many entities will apply and wish to take steps to stop drunk driving.