Alcohol, self-harm and suicide – an all-island perspective

The North South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group invites you to a Knowledge Exchange Seminar: Alcohol, self-harm and suicide -an all-island perspective It takes place on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 10am to 4pm at Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. This seminar will… Full Story»

High prevalence of ‘pre-drinking’ and heavy drinking identified in new survey

Alcohol Action Ireland has described the findings of a new survey on ‘pre-drinking’ as worrying, due to the prevalence of harmful drinking patterns identified in Ireland. The survey, published in Drug and Alcohol Review, examined the effects of drinking, heavy drinking and drink prices on… Full Story»

Almost 1/3 of road fatalities in 2014 had consumed alcohol

The preliminary findings of a new report, which examined the toxicology reports of those killed in road crashes in 2014, has revealed that 31% of people killed had alcohol in their system at the time of their deaths. The examination of toxicology reports for 2014*… Full Story»

‘Drink less, gain more’ – HSE launches AskAboutAlcohol.ie

The HSE has launched a new website for the public on alcohol – about how much we’re drinking, how it affects our health, and how we can gain more by drinking less. Speaking at today’s launch of AskAboutAlcohol.ie, Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe, HSE National Director for… Full Story»

Ireland’s per capita alcohol consumption increased in 2016

Alcohol consumption in Ireland increased during 2016, according to provisional figures released by the Revenue Commissioners. The figures show that per capita alcohol consumption was 11.46 litres of pure alcohol per person aged 15+ in 2016, an increase of 4.8% from 2015, when it was… Full Story»

Alcohol marketing regulations in Europe: How effective are they?

How effective are alcohol marketing regulations in Europe? An analysis of which European countries have the best and worst regulation.
October 17, 2011 - 230.9 KiB

Young people, alcohol and influences

This report presents the findings from a major study of young people and their relationship with alcohol, and explores the wide range of influences on their drinking. This study differs from other research: it develops evidence of how different domains of influence work together, understanding their relative importance in tackling different patterns of drinking among different groups. The study involved a survey of 5,700 teenagers aged 13–14 (Year 9) and 15–16 (Year 11) in schools in England and data was statistically modelled to highlight the strongest influences on and predictors of young people’s drinking.
September 7, 2011 - 332.6 KiB

ISPCC National Children’s Consultation

The 2010 ISPCC National Children’s Consultation surveyed 9,746 young Irish people between the ages of 12-18 about their own and their parent’s alcohol use. One in 11 children surveyed said their parents’ alcohol use has a negative impact on their lives. This amounts to more than 100,000 children
February 17, 2011 - 1.4 MiB

Have We Bottled It? Survey

Alcohol Action Ireland’s 2010 Have We Bottled It? Alcohol Marketing and Young People survey reveals that young people are being exposed to alcohol brands from a young age. Among 16 to 21-year-olds, alcohol ads represented five out of their top ten favourite ads.
December 12, 2010 - 1.5 MiB

Swept Under The Carpet

The 2010 "Swept under the Carpet" report by Alcohol Concern and The Children’s Society in the UK highlights the significant impact on children of parental alcohol misuse. It finds that an estimated 2.6 million children live with a parent whose drinking puts them at risk of neglect, and 705,000 live with a dependent drinker. The paper makes recommendations on actions needed to support children and families affected by harmful parental drinking
October 17, 2010 - 1.3 MiB

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