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More drunk drivers sent on alcohol awareness course (25 July 2016)
The CBR, the Dutch driving licence authority, sent last year 10,312 people on a compulsory educational course after they were caught for driving while intoxicated. In 2014 this was 9.036. These figures are collated by LocalFocus. More >>
Alcohol and tobacco easy to buy for underage teens, says new study (6 July 2016)
Teenagers below the legal age of 18 can easily buy cigarettes and alcohol, especially via home delivery and at bars and restaurants, reports the AD. More >>
Reaction to F1 and its Heineken sponsorship deal (14 June 2016)
Today Eurocare issued an open letter addressed to Jean Todt, the President of Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, with a Reaction to F1 and its Heineken sponsorship deal. More >>
De Bruijn: Online alcohol marketing linked to drinking among European teens (26 May 2016)
Adolescents in Europe may be just as susceptible to online alcohol marketing as their counterparts elsewhere, according to a recent study in four countries that links the ads with kids’ likelihood of drinking and of binge drinking. Lead author Avalon de Bruijn of the European Center for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing: "Alcohol marketing seems unavoidable on the Internet. It was a surprise to me that the impact of online advertising was so strong and the exposure so high among young people in these countries." More >>
Emergency room docs fed up with drunk, aggressive patients (25 April 2016)
Dutch emergency room doctors are calling on the government to make alcohol more expensive and more difficult to come by. They’ve had enough of drunk, aggressive patients acting out in emergency rooms, the Dutch association for emergency room doctors NVSHA said in the Telegraaf. More >>
Hospital Amsterdam rings alarm bell on drunken patients (16 April 2016)
OLVG, one of the greatest hospitals in Amsterdam, is ringing the alarm bell on the nuisance caused by drunken patients in the Emergency Department. Certainly thirds of patients entering the emergency room on a Friday or Saturday night, has looked deep into the glass. Some swearing, spitting, threatening and throwing stuff. More >>