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Health Research Board: Public Knowledge, Attitudes And Behaviours Report 2012

This Health Research Board (HRB) commissioned survey focused on alcohol consumption, marketing and selling of alcohol, as well as responses to alcohol-related health and social harms. For example, 58% support a minimum unit price for alcohol.
August 31, 2012 - 379.1 KiB

European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012—2020

This document contains the action plan for implementation of the European and global alcohol strategies. It has been developed through a consultative process with a core editorial board and a larger editorial group; a first consultation with Member States took place in Geneva, Switzerland on 9—10 February 2010 and a second consultation took place during a meeting with Member States in Zurich, Switzerland on 4—5 May 2011.
April 30, 2012 - 177.3 KiB

Bottling It Up - The Next Generation

Bottling It Up - The Next Generation details how alcohol misuse in families is an escalating concern with early screening and identification of families urgently needed to protect and support children now and to prevent the inter-generational cycle of alcohol misuse.
December 17, 2011 - 889.4 KiB

Overexposed — Alcohol marketing during the World Cup

Millions of children were exposed to alcohol promotion during the World Cup 2010 despite advertising regulations to protect children from alcohol marketing, according to Alcohol Concern’s report Overexposed — Alcohol marketing during the World Cup 2010 (Alcohol Concern, 2010)
November 17, 2011 - 298.2 KiB

Hidden Realities

Dr Ann Hope was commissioned to pursue research to profile the exposure of children to risk as a result of hazardous drinking among adults in Irish society, and in particular in the North West and to examine the health/social service responses to family alcohol problems.
November 4, 2011 - 167.2 KiB

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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