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[Alcohol Action Ireland] Our ‘drinking culture’ isn’t romantic, it’s killing us - Alcohol Action Ireland Director Fiona Ryan writes in thejournal.ie. (10 Aug 2011)

URL: http://alcoholireland.ie/2011/the-journalie-our-%E...

We love to talk about Ireland’s alcohol culture - it allows us to speculate about how we drink and why we drink, without ever actually doing anything about it.

We can engage in romantic notions of the dark Celtic soul, or question if as a nation we just have an addictive personality. In the meantime, one person dies every seven hours from an alcohol-related cause. Alcohol is the biggest killer of young people in Ireland and 100,000 kids - enough to fill Croke Park and then some - are impacted by their parents’ drinking.....

 

Item Type:News
Source:Alcohol Action Ireland
Date:10 August 2011
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Subjects:MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Sociocultural substance use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social acceptance

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