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4 Mar 2020

Norway: Mental health problems combined with high alcohol intake increase risk of premature death

The risk of premature death doubles if you have mental health problems and drink more than the equivalent of two units per day, on average. This a shown in a study conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.


28 Jan 2020

Norway: The Directorate of Health fears that drunk people will buy beer from self-service tills

The Directorate of Health has emphasised to the grocery industry that it is forbidden to sell beer to drunk people who use self-service tills. The Directorate has sent a letter to the players in the grocery industry, emphasising the ban on selling alcohol to people who are visibly intoxicated, writes Aftenposten.


28 Jan 2020

The Netherlands: MPs, health experts and lawyers call for new approach to drugs

MPs, television celebrities, lawyers, leading lights from the dance scene and health experts are among the 79 people who have signed a new manifesto calling for major reform in official Dutch drugs policy.


28 Jan 2020

Alcohol off-sales fall in first year of minimum pricing

The amount of alcohol sold in Scotland’s shops fell during the first year of minimum pricing but sales increased south of the border. NHS research found the volume of pure alcohol sold per person dropped from 7.4 to 7.1 litres – a fall of 3.6%.

Research blog

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (NAD) is a peer-reviewed journal for social science research into alcohol and drugs as well as other substances and behaviours, such as gambling, gaming, eating, and smoking. Here you will find short summaries of the articles published in the jounal.

NAD 1/2020 (February)

This issue includes the following themes

Procurement regulations in four Nordic countries, lifestyle factors among expectant fathers, the impact of prenatal substance exposure on he [...]

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