17 August 2016 -
The United Nations have published a new International Guidance on drug use prevention. United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Alcohol is also a drug and must be considered accordingly.
The pressure from alcohol industry is pushing the national decision makers to loose their good focus on public health. It seems that individual's easy access to non ordinary shopping product - alcohol - is suddenly seen important. Alcohol is not ordinary product as it causes harm and addiction. All evidence based...
30 March 2016 - A Blog by: Lauri Beekmann
Chairman of the Estonian Temperance Union
Secretary General for the Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN)March 13, 2016
Which is the best practice country when we think of alcohol policy and reducing alcohol consumption? Is it Norway, where alcohol availability is lowest in Europe or is it Italy where similar results have been reached with different influences? In both countries the per capita alcohol consumption is around 6 litres. Estonia, for instance, has it at 12 litres. So, which one should be an example to a small Baltic country which has long struggled with alcohol related harm?