It has been evaluated as a randomized controlled study. After a year, the pupils who participated in the Unplugged school curriculum had a 30% lower probability to have smoked cigarettes or to have got intoxicated under alcohol.
It gives reliable data regarding the prevalence of alcohol use and various alcohol-related harms across the globe. Also talks about policies that need to be implemented for further progress in alcohol control.
The book gives insights into how even those who don't drink (their family members, friends, co-workers, strangers) get harmed due to alcohol consumption. It is based on surveys done in 9 countries.
This article by Jernigan DH. describes how the alcohol industry started the ‘International Centre on Alcohol Policy’ to influence policies regarding alcohol and to shape public opinion in its favor. How they have been trying to shift the blame from alcohol and the industry marketing to the user, making people believe that telling people to ‘drink responsibly’ is the main solution.
The article summarises in an interesting way how Iceland has implemented a unique prevention program focused on providing children with healthy ways of recreation and encouraging parents to spend more time with kids. As a result from 1998 to 2016, the percentage of 15-16-year-old Icelandic youth who had got drunk in the past month plummeted from 42% to 5%; daily cigarette smoking dropped from 23% to 3% and having ever used cannabis fell from 17% to 6%.
Doctors, Mental health professionals, and paramedical staff can find useful resources on this website, that can help them serve people with alcohol addiction better.
The material explains the cultural views surrounding alcohol, how drinking, and drunkenness is complex – and often positive. These activities can help your students improve their understanding of alcohol, its health effects, and the cultural influences around them.
This article explains wonderfully how drinking alcohol actually worsens the various impacts of stress and discusses some wonderful alternative ways that can help us relax and cope with difficult times.