Alcohol - Northern Ireland's favourite drug?
Alcohol is a major public health
issue for Northern Ireland. Dr Anne Marie Telford and Mrs Lyn
Donnelly highlight the need for continued action to reduce alcohol-related
in Northern Ireland.
It is important to measure
how people drink as well as how much. Naomi McCay and Rob
Phipps report on Northern Ireland's drinking culture.
Northern Ireland's Drug and
Alcohol Strategy Coordinator, Jo Daykin, explains how plans
to tackle drug and alcohol misuse are being taken forward
Alcohol and public
health: the European dimension.
Europe has the highest alcohol
consumption in the world. Dr Peter Anderson examines why alcohol
matters in Europe, what is being done about it and what helps
Professor Eric Single proposes
alternative policy approaches and considers emerging empirical
evidence supporting harm minimisation measures.
harm reduction and the prevention paradox.
Professor Tim Stockwell discusses
ways of reducing alcohol-related harm and describes the approach
taken by one Australian state.
Alcohol and the
Professor Ian Young analyses
the effects of alcohol on the heart, establishes its limitations
and considers the implications for public health policy.
A family affair.
Heavy drinking doesn't just
affect the drinker....it can have a substantial impact on
their family too.
Jack Houlahan explains....
in older people.
Alan Coleman discusses some
of the alcohol-related problems experienced by older people
and some of the services to address this need.
An alcohol strategy
Mary-Ann McKibben calls for
urgent action to create a comprehensive strategy for tackling
alcohol misuse in England.
Finding the middle
Marcus Grant considers the
challenge to alcohol-related public health in light of the
relationship between alcohol and pleasure.