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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

Looking back to a week full of inspiration

At this years´ International Blue Cross General Assembly 70 participants from member organizations in 30 countries met in Madagascar to support each other in their global fight against drug and alcohol related harm. From 3rd to 7th October we discussed and learnt from each other. The focus was at the new organizational structure and the financing of activities and closer involvement of 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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