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S: European Conference on Alcohol Law Enforcement

Donnerstag 31. Mai 2012 von htm

In 2011 we organized the First European Conference on Alcohol Law Enforcement in Rotterdam. The conference was a successful start of a network on alcohol law enforcement in Europe. This year we are continuing the network initiative with a conference in Stockholm at 15 and 16 November 2012. Theme of the second conference is Reducing public drunkenness and over-serving related violence. Every European city is facing this problem and every law enforcer that is active at night-time will recognize this issue. There are some very interesting best practices on reducing alcohol related violence in Europe and there is a lot of research on evidence based interventions. In November we will present those best practices and bring the specialists on this topic in Europe together with the members of the European Network for Alcohol Law Enforcement.

Signing in for the conference is possible by this link: http://www.fhi.se/conf20121115
(Source: European Network for Alcohol Law Enforcement, 05/31/12)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, consumption, Education, Events, Global, Prevention, Research, societal effects, Training, Violence and crimes, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

UK: Diageo funding for midwife training sparks controversy

Dienstag 14. Juni 2011 von htm

Drinks giant Diageo is to fund alcohol training for 10,000 midwives as part of the Government’s controversial Responsibility Deal. The training programme will be run by the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome UK (Nofas-UK) to encourage midwives to highlight the risks of drinking during pregnancy.
But the news made the headlines amidst criticism that the alcohol industry be funding such initiatives, with reports from the BBC, Guardian, Independent and The Daily Mail.
Don Shenker, Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern, said: “It is deeply worrying that alcohol education is being paid for by the drinks industry, as it is then unaccountable and not necessarily based on evidence or public health guidance.” Professor Ian Gilmore said, “To really make a difference, education and information must be backed-up by tougher action on the price, availability and marketing of alcohol.” (Source: Alcohol Policy UK, 06/13/11)

Kategorie: Advertising, Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Availability, consumption, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, Health, morbidity, Parents, Prevention, Price, Training | Keine Kommentare »

Cardiff: Tobacco and Alcohol: Learning From Each Other

Mittwoch 20. April 2011 von htm

International Conference: 12th and 13th October 2011, Parc Thistle Hotel, Cardiff, Wales
Cigarette smoking is highly prevalent among people with alcohol use disorders. People who are dependent on alcohol are three times more likely than those in the general population to be smokers, and people who are dependent on tobacco are four times more likely than the general population to be dependent on alcohol. Alcohol use problems are associated with higher levels of nicotine dependence and a lower likelihood -of smoking cessation. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 04/19/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Allgemein, consumption, Events, Global, Other Drugs, Politics, Prevention, Research, Training, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

Lesotho: Training session held on evidence-based alcohol policies

Samstag 16. April 2011 von htm

“Prevention of alcohol problems is a leadership issue for the whole nation. The issue must be brought to the top of our political agenda”, says Lesotho’s Honourable Minister of Tourism, M. Ramaili. Lesotho’s alcohol policy will now be revised.
In her closing address to an alcohol policy training course in Maseru Ms Ramaili made reference to the current situation of Lesotho: “Alcohol is readily available anywhere in this country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is an essential part of all celebrations; births, traditional festivals, funerals, sports event. There will be very few attendants at such events if you do not serve alcohol. Alcohol consumption is a complex issue. It brings economic benefits, but these benefits come at very high costs. Even if alcohol is a legal commodity the sale of this product cannot go unchecked”, said the Minister of Tourism.
The training session on evidence-based alcohol policies, which was held in the end of March, was part of a process to revise and improve the existing alcohol policy of Lesotho. Around 30 participants from government agencies and NGOs took part in a three-day program based on the book “Alcohol No Ordinary Commodity”. By their commitment, their competence and by active participation the participants contributed towards a successful training with a high level of energy. (Source: add-recources.org, 04/14/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Availability, consumption, Development, Education, Events, Global, Health, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, societal effects, Training | Keine Kommentare »

WHAT IS NOT ON THE BOTTLE (Lunchsemimar)

Dienstag 15. März 2011 von htm

ALCOHOL LABELLING POLICIES TO PROTECT YOUNG PEOPLE
Place: European Parliament (Brussels)
Date: Thursday 17 March 2011
Time: 12h00 – 15h00
Room: JAN6Q2

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, consumption, Events, Global, Labels, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Training, Watchdogs, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

UK: Tobacco and Alcohol: Learning From Each Other

Samstag 5. März 2011 von htm

Cigarette smoking is highly prevalent among people with alcohol use disorders. People who are dependent
on alcohol are three times more likely than those in the general population to be smokers, and people who are dependent on tobacco are four times more likely than the general population to be dependent on alcohol. Alcohol use problems are associated with higher levels of nicotine dependence and a lower likelihood of smoking cessation.
The link between alcohol and tobacco has important implications for those in the alcohol and smoking cessation
treatment and policy fields. More alcoholics die of tobacco-related illness than die of alcohol-related problems.
Although the health threats of smoking are clear, many unanswered questions remain about how to best approach smoking cessation in alcohol dependent populations. Effective treatment hinges on a better understanding of how these substances—and their addictions—interact.
12th and 13th October 2011, Parc Thistle Hotel, Cardiff, Wales. www.ashwales.co.uk

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, consumption, Events, Global, Health, Other Drugs, Politics, Prevention, Research, Training, Treatment, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

The final guidance on alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use

Freitag 25. Februar 2011 von htm

… has been released by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). See press release here.
NICE ‘Alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use’ clinical guidelines.
The clinical guidance (CG 115) offers evidence-based advice on the diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in adults and in young people:
Alcohol use disorders: diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence pdf] NCIE See here for the full 654 page document.
A 24 page quick reference guide is also available summarising the recommendations made. (Source: Alcohol Policy UK, 02/24/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Documents, Education, Global, Health, Training, Treatment, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Virtual Seminars on Preventing Dangers of AEDs and Underage Drinking

Donnerstag 24. Februar 2011 von htm

The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC), part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is offering national electronic seminars to assist states and local communities in their efforts to enforce drinking age laws, prevent youth drinking, and “significantly reduce harmful consequences associated with alcohol use by underage youth.”
The seminars include audio- and web-conferencing (for those with an internet connection).
The next workshop — called “Alcohol Energy Drinks: They Pack a Killer Punch!” — will be held Thurs., Feb. 24, from 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm EST.
UDETC invites state and community leaders to participate and find out what others are doing to limit youth access to alcohol and prevent the injuries associated with consumption of alcoholic energy drinks (AEDs).
To register or learn more about UDETC seminars, visit: www.udetc.org/audioconfregistration.asp

Kategorie: Allgemein, consumption, Education, Events, Global, Legal Drinking Age, Prevention, Training, Watchdogs, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

“The seven key messages of the alcohol industry”

Sonntag 2. Januar 2011 von htm

Introduction: The alcohol and tobacco industry sell products that can be dangerous to our health. For this reason, governments take action by, for example, raising taxes, enforcing age limits, prescribing warning labels and restricting advertising and sponsoring.
Literature shows that the “industry”—the alcohol and tobacco companies—have traditionally worked closely together, sharing information and concerns about regulation. They have used similar arguments to defend their products in order to prevent or delay restrictions being placed on them (Bond, et al. 2010).
The intention of this brochure is to inform professionals about the attempts made by the alcohol industry to influence alcohol policy globally and to subsequently arm them against the industry’s methods to prevent effective policies from being made. (Source: EUCAM, 01/02/11) “The seven key messages of the alcohol industry” (pdf) Comment: Very often public health professionals who are not involved in alcohol control policy are not informed what’s happening in this field. And in the political debate they are helpless. This brochure could make a difference.

Kategorie: Advertising, Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Availability, Education, Global, Health, HIV, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Price, Publications, Research, Statistics, Training, Watchdogs, WHO | Keine Kommentare »

UK: Whole Person Recovery

Freitag 26. November 2010 von htm

Problematic drug and alcohol use has a profound impact on society. From the personal and social harms to the financial costs of drug-related crime and medical treatment, this is a burden that is increasingly hard to bear not only economically, but morally and socially. Moreover it is one that may increase as we enter a period of economic hardship. There is a constant need for new insights, and … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 11/24/10) thersa.org, November 2010

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Global, Publications, Social Costs, Training, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

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