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»

Keeping It In The Family Survey

Alcohol Action Ireland commissioned Behaviour and Attitudes to conduct market research to gauge the prevalence of, and attitudes to, parental drinking amongst 18 to 40-year-olds
February 12, 2013 - 97.5 KiB

A Family Affair? Supporting children living with parental substance misuse.

The key findings and proceedings of the first national conference in Ireland addressing the impact of parental substance misuse on children are summarised in the conference report, A Family Affair? Supporting children living with parental substance misuse.
October 18, 2012 - 2.0 MiB

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Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland

This update presents figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) on deaths due to poisoning by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among drug users, in the period 2004–2011. The figures in this update supersede all previously published figures.
March 11, 2014 - 243.2 KiB

Effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol on different income and socioeconomic groups: a modelling study

Several countries are considering a minimum price policy for alcohol, but concerns exist about the potential effects on drinkers with low incomes. The Sheffield Alcohol Research Group aimed to assess the effect of a £0·45 minimum unit price (1 unit is 8 g/10mL ethanol) in England across the income and socioeconomic distributions.
March 11, 2014 - 328.3 KiB

Young People, Alcohol and Sex: What’s Consent Got To Do With It?

This latest research commissioned by the RCNI has arisen from a prolonged period of engagement and learning in the area of alcohol and sexual violence.The RCNI has sought to understand and respond appropriately to the phenomenon of alcohol harm as it has increased in terms of the experiences of survivors being supported in Rape Crisis Centres and the wider policy focus on the issue.
March 11, 2014 - 1.2 MiB

The role of alcohol in young adults’ identity creation on Facebook

Jemma Lennox, University of Glasgow, gave the talk, ‘You want people to say you have a fun life’: The role of alcohol in young adults’ identity creation on Facebook, as part of the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars, which showcase new and innovative research on alcohol use. One of her findings was that although young people might believe that they are independently creating their identities online, this activity is highly influenced by others, including the alcohol industry, who promote drinking as central to the construction of a confident and outgoing social personality.
December 2, 2013 - 201.0 KiB

Unrecognised And Under Reported: the impact of alcohol on people other than the drinker in Scotland

In recent years there has been increasing recognition that harm from alcohol not only affects the drinker, but also affects others around the drinker including family members, friends, co-workers and the wider community. Alcohol Focus Scotland commissioned this research study to better understand the scale and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to others in Scotland. To date, alcohol-related harm has been primarily considered in terms of the consequences to the drinker. This study has specifically focused on the harm experienced due to other people’s drinking to build a better understanding of this under-researched area of alcohol-related harm in Scotland.
December 2, 2013 - 210.0 KiB

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