Exploring the way young people respond to alcohol references in Internet media, the prevalence and nature of alcohol content and the relationship to their consumption and attitudes to alcohol.
How do gender attributes and attitudes affect young men’s and women’s alcohol use? Are different health promotion interventions required for young men and women?
In this Dutch study, promoting parental rule setting and classroom alcohol education together nearly halved the proportion of adolescents who went on to drink heavily. Rarely have such strong and sustained drinking prevention impacts been recorded from these types of interventions.
Police have called for a national debate on parental responsibility after 70 per cent of drunk teenagers stopped in a seaside town were found to have been given alcohol by their mother or father. Officers in Newquay, Cornwall, said that when they contacted parents to tell them that they had confiscated drink from their children [...]
A Systematic Investigation of Critical Elements for Optimum Effectiveness of Promising Approaches and Delivery Methods in School and Family Linked Alcohol Education.
This review examined evidence for school and family linked alcohol education programmes to reduce or prevent the misuse of alcohol by young people.
A dedicated police squad is being set up to crack down on problem pubs and clubs in Scotland’s biggest city. The officers will visit hundreds of licensed premises in Glasgow in the coming weeks and check they are following legislation. It is understood that venues that sell to under-age drinkers and drunks and premises with [...]
Global alcohol retailer Diageo has announced that it is stepping up its multimillion dollar partnership with Facebook, leading to fears of booze adverts reaching young audiences. Diageo said that its current deal with Facebook has seen US sales of Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Crown Royal and Jose Cuervo Margaritas jump by 20 per cent, while [...]
Drinks giant’s marketing tie-up on advertising pages raises concerns about health impact on teenagers Facebook’s advertising tie-up with drinks giant Diageo has fueled fears of under-age drinking. Photograph: Action Press / Rex Features A multimillion-dollar deal agreed between Facebook and drinks company Diageo will fuel the under-age drinking epidemic by exposing increasing numbers of young [...]
UK drinkers regularly consume alcohol in excess of guideline limits; alcohol consumption and binge drinking are also known to have increased in recent years. One reason for this is the availability of low-cost alcoholic beverages. The introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol has been proposed as a means to reduce alcohol consumption in the UK.
High on the UK pre-election policy agenda, alcohol tax rises have now been reviewed and accepted by a national US panel of experts as a major public health measure to curb excessive alcohol use and related harms.