Report On The Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs 2012
The Report On The Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs was launched by the Joint Committee on Health and Children in 2012. The majority of the Committee members support the introduction of minimum pricing and recommend measures on alcohol availability and marketing, including marketing on social networking sites.
Health-Related Consequences of Problem Alcohol Use
Alcohol is associated with a range of chronic and acute medical conditions, including liver cirrhosis, various cancers, road traffic accidents and suicide. The 2009 Health Research Board report "Health-Related Consequences of Problem Alcohol Use" makes a number of recommendations about what is needed in Ireland to reduce the health-related consequences of alcohol consumption
Steering Group Report on the National Susbtance Misuse Strategy
The Steering Group Report on a National Substance Misuse Strategy, released in February, 2012 has created a comprehensive set of recommendations - including several concerning alcohol marketing, advertising and sponsorship - that if implemented will go a considerable way to protecting the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families in communities across Ireland.
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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.
Global status report on alcohol and health
The average amount drunk in Ireland is 15th highest worldwide. Figures published by the World Health Organisation (Ireland report- Global status report on alcohol and health (WHO, 2011) disclose that the average Irish person drinks more 14.4 litres of pure alcohol a year - higher than the European average
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Alcohol marketing: protecting children
Every day children and young people are continuously exposed to positive, risk-free images of alcohol and its use
Alcohol industry’s CSR
Global alcohol industry invests significant resources to promote its corporate social responsibility
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