Researchers for the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) are currently exploring the brain circuitry involved in alcohol addiction giving a fascinating insight into the impact of alcohol use on brain activity. “Understanding the impact of alcohol use at a brain level is a significant part of our efforts to combat the growing harms associated with alcohol in Ireland,…Details
Our local communities in Ireland continue to suffer an unacceptable burden of harm from alcohol. In light of the Minister for Health Leo Varadker’s public statement that the forthcoming Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a priority within his department, the 3rd Annual Alcohol Forum Conference 2015 aims to continue the work of dedicated partners across…Details
Alcohol Forum Conference, David Jernigan. Alcohol Marketing and Youth: Global Evidence and Community Responses.
Public health information must be evidence-based and not connected to the alcohol industry to be credible
The HSE Thursday April 23rd announced its new policy on alcohol-related education and communications programmes, which formally separates HSE public health advice from partnership with the alcohol industry. The HSE will be working with the recently formed Alcohol Health Alliance, joining the Royal College of Physicians, Alcohol Action Ireland, Drugs.ie, the Alcohol Forum and other…Details
Irish people rank among the highest consumers of alcohol in Europe and of particular concern is the consumption levels and patterns among young people. There is substantial evidence that the more young people are exposed to alcohol marketing, the more likely they are to start drinking or if already drinking, to drink more. In…Details
As our national day of binge drinking, aka St Patrick’s Day, rolls around, the Irish medical community is warning about the serious health impacts of excessive alcohol consumption.
While St Patrick’s Day is a great day of celebration for young and old, alcohol has long played a central role in celebrations. Every year there are scenes of extreme drunkenness in the media and a spike in attendances at emergency departments (EDs) due to heavy drinking during our national holiday.Details