Alcohol in the Headlines

Eurocare monitors news articles about alcohol, and every week a number of articles will be uploaded here.

Jamaica - Road Safety Council wants blood-alcohol limit lowered

Jamaica Observer - VICE chairman of the National Road Safety Council, Dr Lucien Jones, is calling for revised legislation to lower the allowable blood alcohol limit for motorists.

Netherlands - The Netherlands tightens alcohol regulations

Radio Netherlands - The Dutch government will make it a punishable offence for under 16s to have alcohol in their possession.

United-States - Alcohol-free wines have health benefits

The Dallas Morning News - Alcohol-free wine has advantages over its boozy cousin, including far fewer calories: about 15 to 25 calories per 4-ounce glass, compared with about 90 for a glass

Canada - Confront alcohol abusers while they are still sober

Vancouver Sun - Setting clear limits before the holiday gives problem drinkers a choice -- abide by the host's rules, or stay away from the festivities.

United-Kingom - Over-30s 'ignore alcohol advice'

BBC News - People in their 30s and 40s are worse than those in their 20s at sticking to their drinking limits, a poll has suggested.

Ireland - Concern on mental health of young people

Irish Health - There is a high rate of mental health problems and excessive alcohol consumption among young people but only a small percent

A genetic influence on alcohol addiction found - lack of endorphin - The research reveals that a subject's brain with low beta-endorphin levels becomes accustomed to the presence of an exogenous surplu

Portman Group contests on-pack alcohol warnings

Marketing Week - Alcohol industry group The Portman Group is challenging attempts to force alcohol manufacturers to use responsible drinkin

Canada - Canadians' thirst for alcohol on the rise - Across Canada, per capita consumption of our favourite legal psychoactive drug has increased more than 11 per cent over the past decade.

European Union - Alcohol platform announces first commitments

EurActiv - The alcohol industry, doctors, publishers and NGOs alike have pledged a series of actions to promote responsible drinking, curb

United-Kingdom - Alcohol: Price, Policy and Public Health

SHAAP - This report presents the findings of an expert workshop convened by SHAAP to consider action that government can take on alcohol pr

United-States - Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Television and in National Magazines, 2001 to 2006

CAMY - Press reports1 and data from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) indicate that alcohol companies are increasingly shifting their advertising from magazines to television

Australia - Alcohol is destroying Aboriginal babies' lives

The Sidney Morning Herald - The former Australian of the year and child health expert Fiona Stanley yesterday fought back tears as she revealed her fears that high rates of foetal alcohol sy

Canada - Canada's love of alcohol grows - As many toast the season with celebratory drinks, a new series by CanWest News Service studies the growing influence of alcohol on the lives of Canadians. A booming economy and

United-Kingdom - Alcohol campaign is aimed at festive party-goers

Liverpool Daily Post - Wirral DAAT (Drugs and Alcohol Action Team) is launching “How much is too much?” – a four-week advertising campaign target