The Alcohol Awareness Week in Germany is held from 13th to 21st May 2017. Since 2007, it is carried out every two years. The campaign is aimed for encouraging everybody who drinks alcohol – about 90 percent of the German adult population – to reflect on their drinking habits and to raise the awareness of the risks of alcohol consumption. The central message is according to the WHO: “Alcohol? Less is better!”. On local level, events are organized. Thousands of professional employees of the addiction aid, volunteers of the self-help or occupational health experts give new impulses for discussions, information and awareness raising in several different settings, like pedestrian zones, hospitals, workplaces, doctor´s office, pharmacies, churches to name a few. It is the aim to raise awareness in personal contact with the population.
Read more from Aktionswoche 2017
Organized by DHS
This guide to promoting alcohol awareness in the workplace is the 6th booklet in our Health at Work toolkit.
The booklet is aimed at workplaces and includes the rationale behind raising alcohol awareness, guidance on writing policy and developing a healthier work culture, as well as fun ideas for events and activities.
Find the booklet from British Heart Foundation
Also 10 minutes to change your life – Call time on alcohol
BIG EASY DRYOUT (New Orleans, USA) encourages people to go without alcohol for the month of March and raise funds for charity. This year, all contributions will go to Outstanding Community Partner Award winner, Teaching Responsible Earth Education. However, the goal is to grow the challenge and include other non-profits in the years to come.
Read more: BIG EASY DRYOUT or Causevox.com
Cheap, high strength alcohol products (such as white cider) sold at shockingly low prices, have a devastating impact on underage and dependent drinkers’ health, contributing significantly to over a million hospitalisations and 23,000 deaths each year in England alone.
By Institute of Alcohol Studies (February 2017)
Read more from IAS
IAS – The problems of cheap, high strength alcohol from The Institute of Alcohol Studies on Vimeo.
“Expectations vs. reality” is a nationwide campaign in Poland carried out by the Chief Sanitary Inspection within the framework of the project “Program for the prevention of addiction to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs”(www.zdrowiewciazy.pl). Its main aim is to draw attention of young people to the negative effects of the use of stimulants. The campaign will last until the end of March 2017.
Find more from http://www.melanz.tv
Zimpact is a non-profit Trust run by volunteers as a community service to raise awareness of drunk driving in Zimbabwe.
Drinking is so heavily embedded in Zimbabwean culture that Zimpact was formed to educate the youth on the risks of drunk & dangerous driving. We want to keep Zimbabwe’s teens out of the accident statistics! Help us keep them safe.
Find more from Zimpact
ZIMPACT Kuda Chiwanza from Treasure Media on Vimeo.
ZIMPACT Rian O'Neill from Treasure Media on Vimeo.
Family workshop offers in Copenhagen, Denmark a 14-week course for families with children aged 0-5 years and pregnant women who have experienced problems with alcohl and drugs.
“In Family workshop, we help families in the City of Copenhagen on the right track. We offer a course of 14 weeks, where families with children aged 0-5 years and pregnant women get the support and tools to better cope with everyday life.”
Find more from http://familievaerkstedet.kk.dk/
Familieværkstedet from U-turn on Vimeo.
On average, UK children have their first whole alcoholic drink at just aged 13, and this is overwhelmingly in a family setting, as it should be, there is however, a world of difference between sips on special occasions and whole drinks.
Read more from Family Lives (UK)
‘Check Yourself’ has launched today (Monday 20 February 2017) – a Wellington City Council and NZ Police collaboration urging young Wellingtonians to understand the consequences of their actions.
The harm reduction campaign, which is targeted at and co-designed with 18-25 year olds, has been developed by Massey University creative enterprise students in response to recent statistics.
Research from the Metro Neighbourhood Policing Team (CBD’s Community Police) indicates that young adults in Wellington are overrepresented in anti-social behaviour (criminal and non-criminal), and one third of 18-24 year olds drink alcohol to a level that carries a risk of harming the drinker’s physical or mental health, or having harmful social effects on the drinker or others.
Read further from Wellington City Council
Drinking can damage a lot more than just your reputation.
This isn’t the only way drinking causes brain damage.
When you drink, the law isn’t the only thing you’re breaking.
By MADD USA (2010)