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IAS produces two publications: UK Alcohol Alert, which covers alcohol policy issues in the UK, and The Globe, which looks at alcohol issues around the world.

November 2014             Contents page             pdf version

Editorial – November 2014

Welcome to the November edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters. In this issue, acclaimed public health expert Professor Sir Michael Marmot gives his thoughts on our new report "Alcohol, health inequalities and the harm paradox", which asks why lower socioeconomic groups experience greater health problems due to alcohol despite drinking less than those on higher incomes. Other articles include: Stark north-south divide over admissions and mortality rates for alcoholic liver disease, approval of a controversial new drug for treating alcohol dependence; and remembering 50 years of THINK! drink-drive campaigns.

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Issue 2 2014             Contents page             pdf version

BRAZIL: An unregulated alcohol market

The global burden of disease is 6.5% for men and 1.3% for women, while the alcohol-attributable burden of disease in the two regions of the Americas which include most of the Latin American countries varies between 8.6% and 17.3% for men and 2.2% and 4.1% for women.

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