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Wood, Sarah and Bellis, Mark A [European Commission] . (2017) Socio-economic inequalities in alcohol consumption and harm: evidence for effective interventions and policy across EU countries. Brussels: European Commission. 29 p. Health Equity Pilot Project (HEPP) 2015-C4-032-SI2.724119

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This report aims to increase understanding of socio-economic differences in alcohol consumption and harms in the European Union and what can work to reduce these inequalities. It aims to:
• Briefly describe the nature of socio-economic inequalities in alcohol consumption and harm in EU countries
• Summarise recent evidence from EU countries on interventions and policies that can reduce inequalities in harmful alcohol use and associated harms
• Identify any gaps in evidence that could be addressed in the future

Recommendations
The best evidence is for policies which affect affordability (e.g. minimum pricing policies), which have the potential to narrow the socio-economic gap in alcohol-related harm and have been deemed highly cost effective.

See also, Profile for Ireland.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:European Commission
Date:December 2017
Pages:29 p.
Publisher:European Commission
Place of Publication:Brussels
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care economics
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Demand reduction policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)
VA Geographic area > Europe

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