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Health-related Organizations launch Alcohol Manifesto (1 November 2016)
Eleven organizations participated in the launch of a unique Alcohol Manifesto asking minister of health Edith Schippers and state secretary Martin van Rijn to take measures proven to be effective. More >>
6,100 people last year in ER for alcohol intoxication (27 October 2016)
6,100 Dutch people visited in 2015 the emergency room for alcohol intoxication, an increase of 73% over the past decade, a study by VeiligheidNL finds. More than 15,000 visits were for alcohol related accidents or violence and 2,700 for alcohol related self-harm or suicide. More >>
Iris Care wants ban of alcohol sales in supermarkets (25 October 2016)
Iris Care, a recognized organization for addiction rehabilitation in Netherlands has asked the government to ban the sales of alcoholic drinks in supermarkets. The outgoing CEO of Iris Care, Don Olthof, calls on the government to ban the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks at the supermarket. More >>
Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP: “Beer is too cheap” (21 October 2016)
Beer is too cheap and needs a minimum price, according to the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP. Director Wim van Dalen told RTL Nieuws on Friday that supermarkets are selling beers for "ridiculous prices" such as a crate for less than € 5, or 20 cents a bottle. More >>
Social cost-benefit analysis of three regulatory policies to reduce alcohol use in The Netherlands (3 October 2016)
If all costs and all benefits of alcohol use are expressed in monetary terms, the net costs were 2.3 to 2.9 billion euro in 2013. Examples of the costs of alcohol are less productivity at work, costs of police and justice and traffic accidents. Alcohol also has benefits, for instance excise tax income for government. The feeling of wellbeing that consumers may experience from drinking alcohol has also been expressed in monetary terms. The monetary benefits of alcohol have been subtracted from the costs of alcohol to arrive at the final estimate of net costs for society. More >>
Well educated pensioners more likely to drink too much: survey (20 August 2016)
Well-educated pensioners are more likely to be heavy drinkers compared to their less skilled peers, according to the latest lifestyle monitor published by the national statistics office CBS, public health institute RIVM and the Trimbos-institute. More >>