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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

Christmas is on our doorstep and the New Years´ Eve approaching. Reflecting on the past year we can say: It was fruitful, full of hard work and successful initiatives. We would like to thank all those who have supported us in our work and efforts to alleviate alcohol and drug-related harm. The Team oft he International Blue Cross wishes you and your family, your friends and colleagues,... read more

European Alcohol Policy Conference in Slovenia

IBC General Secretary Anne Babb and Programme Officer Daniele Polini attended the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference, taking place on the 22 and 23 November 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The exchange with stakeholders in the field of alcohol policy was very interesting. New information has been gathered and the importance of engaging in alcohol policy activities has been reiterated. The... read more

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Every Dollar Spent on Prevention Will Save at Least Ten in Social, Crime and Health Costs!

Every Dollar Spent on Prevention Will Save at Least Ten in Social, Crime and Health Costs!

17 August 2016 -   The United Nations have published a new International Guidance on drug use prevention. United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  https://www.unodc.org/documents/prevention/UNODC_2013_2015_international_standards_on_drug_use_prevention_E.pdf 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... Read more

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