2015 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) Report
The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) is a collaborative effort of independent research teams in more than forty European countries and the largest cross-national research project on adolescent substance use in the world.
The overall aim with the project is to repeatedly collect comparable data on substance use among 15-16 year old students in as many European countries as possible.
Action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region
The proposed Action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region continues and updates the Action Plan for implementation of the European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2012—2016. Taking account of new evidence, exciting developments, existing commitments and progress of Member States, the Action
plan focuses on priority action areas and interventions for the next 10 years (2016—2025) in order to achieve regional and global targets to reduce premature mortality, reduce the disease burden, improve the quality of life and make healthy life expectancy more equitable.
European longitudinal study on the relationship between adolescents’ alcohol marketing exposure and alcohol use
This is the first study to examine the effect of alcohol marketing exposure on adolescents’ drinking in a cross-national context. The aim was to examine reciprocal processes between exposure to a wide range of alcohol marketing types and adolescent drinking, controlled for non-alcohol branded media exposure.
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Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Children and Youth
Globally, FASD is a prevalent alcohol-related developmental
disability that is largely preventable. The findings highlight the need to establish a universal
public health message about the potential harm of prenatal alcohol exposure and a routine
screening protocol. Brief interventions should be provided, where appropriate.
PreBudget Submission 2018
Pre Budget submission to the Department of Finance August 2018
AHA Letter to Local Authority Members Summer 2017
A letter to all Local Authority members expressing concern over the unnecessary delay in progressing the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill; seeking their support and outlining the scale of the issues we face as a society from further inaction.
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Marketing alcohol – children under…
Every day children and young people are continuously exposed to positive, risk-free images of alcohol and its use
Alcohol, suicide and mental health
Alcohol can contribute to the development of mental health problems as well as exacerbating pre-existing mental health difficulties
Alcohol, children and young people
Alcohol use is a serious risk to children and young people’s health and well-being
Alcohol and pregnancy
It is in a child’s best interests for a prospective mother not to drink alcohol while pregnant
Alcohol and driving
Even in small amounts, alcohol impairs driving ability - any amount of alcohol increases the risk of involvement in a fatal crash