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O'Dwyer, Claire and Mongan, Deirdre and Doyle, Anne and Galvin, Brian (2021) Alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and alcohol policy in Ireland. Dublin: Health Research Board. HRB Overview Series 11.

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Although half of the world’s population does not drink, alcohol use is the seventh leading risk factor for both deaths and disability-adjusted life years globally, and the leading risk factor among those aged 15–49 years. Alcohol is a modifiable risk factor; reductions in alcohol consumption would lead to an associated reduction in the burden of disease, not only from conditions such as alcohol dependence and alcoholic liver disease, but also from commonly reported health conditions, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Ireland has a high level of alcohol consumption and many Irish people engage in harmful drinking patterns.

In 2009, the Government established the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group to formulate an alcohol policy for Ireland. In 2012, the steering group published their recommendations, many of which were ultimately incorporated into the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018. The steering group report recommended that the Health Research Board (HRB) act as joint lead on the recommendation to collect information on the appropriate alcohol epidemiological indicators. To achieve this goal, the HRB periodically publishes overviews on the alcohol situation in Ireland, and the most recent one was published in 2016. This is the fourth alcohol overview undertaken by the HRB. The purpose of this overview is to update the data and information contained in the previously published overviews in order to assess the current situation in Ireland regarding alcohol consumption and harm, and policy responses, and to analyse trends over time. It is compiled using a variety of Irish data sources.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Drug therapy, Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Screening / Assessment, Policy
Date
April 2021
Identification #
HRB Overview Series 11
Pages
173 p.
Publisher
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Dublin
ISBN
1649-7198
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects
A Substance use and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
A Substance use and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
A Substance use and dependence > Effects and consequences
A Substance use and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems
A Substance use and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Alcohol / drinking and driving
B Substances > Alcohol
F Concepts in psychology > Behaviour > Self-destructive behaviour / self-harm > Suicidal behaviour / suicide
G Health and disease > State of health
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use disorder
J Health care, prevention, harm reduction and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Peer relations / social networks > Peer / social pressure
L Social psychology and related concepts > Family > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Family > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of parent / guardian
L Social psychology and related concepts > Availability, accessibility, and supply
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Societal attitude toward substance use / public opinion
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws > Alcohol laws (liquor licensing)
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance transportation laws (driving)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Adult
T Demographic characteristics > Young adult
T Demographic characteristics > Elderly / Older person
T Demographic characteristics > Child of person who uses substances
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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