RTE (Ireland) - Initiative aims to drive policy change around alcohol
Alcohol Action Ireland has launched an initiative to harness the lived experience of people in recovery from alcohol harm to drive policy change.
Council (New Zealand) - Public feedback prompts changes on draft alcohol
Feedback from the community has driven two proposed changes to the district’s Local Alcohol Policy, with a new draft policy now open for submissions.
The University of
Queensland - Problem drinking linked to alcohol on social media
A University of Queensland study highlights a direct link between young people’s exposure to alcohol-related social media content and problem drinking.
SciTechDaily - Think
Twice Before That Next Drink: Alcohol’s Shocking Link to Alzheimer’s
A study by Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that even modest alcohol consumption can expedite brain atrophy and amplify the formation of amyloid plaques, which are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
(Netherlands) - Dutch teens are wising up to alcohol but still drink too
The under-18s would appear to be better informed by their parents about the risks attached to drinking alcohol, according to research on behalf of campaign group Gezonde Generatie.
Medscape - Alcohol
Laws Curb Heavy Drinking in Young Women
State laws that ban Sunday liquor sales and impose 0.05-0.08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits for driving appear to curb heavy drinking in women aged 18-44 years.
Hürriyet Daily News
(Tyrkie) - Ministry expands ban on alcohol, tobacco sales
The Agriculture and Forestry Ministry has introduced a new amendment, expanding the scope of places where the sale of alcohol and tobacco products will be prohibited.
Spectrum News (USA) - Police:
Alcohol-related driving deaths up nearly 30% in NY
Deaths that occur from alcohol-related traffic crashes are up nearly 30% in the state over the last several years, police said, driving lawmakers to explore how they can reverse the trend and make New York roads safer.
Euronews (Ireland) - Ireland's
alcoholic drinks will have health warning labels by 2026
Ireland will become the first country in the world to impose health labels on alcoholic drinks and it may prompt many European states to follow.
Global Health Now - Alcohol
Taxes Are a Public Health Win-Win
When it comes to alcohol, anyone calling for added oversight is cast as a buzzkill. Alcohol use remains stubbornly rooted as a cultural norm in most of the world, and few recognize it as a public health threat.
(Australia) - ABS report shows alcohol-induced deaths have increased for a
fourth consecutive year
Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the latest available data on the Causes of Death in Australia. The rate of alcohol-induced deaths has increased by 9.1 per cent between 2021 and 2022.
News.com.au - ‘I
blame my heavy drinking for my breast cancer’
I wasn’t honest with anyone about how much alcohol I drank. I didn’t tell my friends, wasn’t honest with my doctor and I was often in denial even to myself.
NordAN (Norway) - Blue
Cross Norway: Urgent need for treatment options for pregnant women with
The dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy have been highlighted again as concerns rise regarding fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Every year, on September 9th, the International FASD Day is observed to raise awareness about the perils of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Organisations like Blå Kors (Blue Cross) emphasise the significance of treatment options for expecting mothers who struggle with addiction, particularly as it affects newborns and families.