Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

UK: Survey reveals cost of alcohol to society

Freitag 4. März 2011 von htm

Alcohol’s role in everything from injury and relationship breakdown to trouble with the police, emerges in a poll of 2,221 people commissioned by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG).
According to the survey, some 11% of people polled have seen a friend or relative’s relationship end as a direct result of heavy drinking. One in five (21%) know someone who has driven while over the legal alcohol limit. And 51% know someone who has been a victim of alcohol-related violence, or has been attacked themselves.
The survey also found that 14% of children are being brought up in a family where at least one adult has a drink problem.
The YouGov poll paints a graphic picture of alcohol’s many negative consequences. The survey found that:… (Source: Eurocare Newsletter January-February 2011)

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Allgemein, Children, consumption, Driving under the Influence, Global, Health, morbidity, Parents, Publications, Research, Social Costs, societal effects, Statistics, Violence and crimes, Watchdogs, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Maryland, USA: Support for Alcohol Tax Increase

Montag 8. März 2010 von htm

Poll: Maryland Residents Support Alcohol Tax Increase to Support Treatment. A poll commissioned by the Maryland chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence found that 72 percent of state residents back a proposed 10-cent-per-drink tax if the revenues were used to pay for addiction treatment, services for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, and healthcare for uninsured residents. (Source: Join Together, 3/5/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Global, Politics, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

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