Policy & analysis
  • Alcohol and injuries: emergency department studies in an international perspective
    Current state of research, practice and policy issues on the association between alcohol and injuries, synthesizing the results of studies in several hospital emergency departments in various cultural settings, including WHO’s collaborative study on alcohol and injuries. (WHO)
  • Alcohol consumption among elderly European citizens: health effects, consumption trends and related issues
    Report outlining the main health, social and economic effects of alcohol use by older people, with recent trends in alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm and whether current levels of consumption are problematic or warrant further attention. The report covers 10 countries: the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. (National Institute of Public Health, Sweden)
  • Alcohol in Europe: a public health perspective
    Expert synthesis of published reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and individual papers and an analysis of data made available by the European Commission and WHO. (European Commission)
  • Alcohol-related indicators: report on the work of the Committee on Alcohol Data, Indicators and Definitions
    Report of a committee on data, indicators and definitions on alcohol use established to formulate a proposal for improving national and European comparability of data on alcohol consumption and health, injury and harm (excluding social and economic harm) and to coordinate and agree on common indicators and definitions. (European Commission)
  • Assessment of young people’s exposure to alcohol marketing in audiovisual and online media
    Quantitative exposure assessment based on data on viewers and advertising; an analysis of alcohol portrayals in television advertising in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and a study of exposure to online alcohol advertising in the United Kingdom. (European Commission)
  • Attitudes towards alcohol: Eurobarometer
    Report on the alcohol drinking habits of European Union citizens and their attitudes towards measures that might influence alcohol-related harm. (European Commission)
  • European Union information system on alcohol and health
    Joint surveys of trends and developments in alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and alcohol-related policies across the European Union. (WHO/Europe and European Commission)
  • Global status report on alcohol and health
    A comprehensive perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States. (WHO)
  • Health at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
    The most recent comparable data on key indicators of health and health systems in OECD countries. (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development )
  • Models of addiction
    Critical review of existing addiction theories, with reflections on how they could be organized into a structure to inform the assessment, prevention and treatment of addictive behaviour. The model is not limited to illicit drugs and could be applied to alcohol. (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Portugal)
  • Status report on alcohol and health in 35 European countries, 2013
    Report providing information on alcohol consumption, related harm and countries’ policy responses, to contribute to the global information system on alcohol and health. Presents information for 35 countries (European Union countries and candidate countries, Norway and Switzerland), individually and in groups distinguished by their drinking patterns and traditions. (WHO/Europe)
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