Alcohol and drug related news from Nordic and Baltic area - week 24/2012
Exploding drug abuse threatens Latvian orphans; premature death rate of Estonian men is unnatural; Pot growing up, moonshine down in Sweden; Half of adults drink in front of children in Norway.
OneNewsNow (Latvia) – Exploding drug abuse threatens Latvian orphans
Drug abuse in
Latvia has risen 600% since the fall of communism, according to Teen
Challenge workers there. The problem only seems to be getting worse.
Baltic Times (Estonia) - Health Institute: premature death rate of Estonian men is unnatural
Development Institute head Maris Jesse said at a round table meeting
in the parliament on Friday that the premature death rate of Estonian
men should not be viewed as a national characteristic, it should be
considered unnatural and has to be reacted to, LETA/Public
YLE News (Finland) - Police confiscated 2,700 litres of alcohol from rowdy graduation revelers
Some 2,700 litres
of alcohol beverages were confiscated during a special operation by
the police aimed at combating excessive drinking and disorder last
UPI.com (Sweden) – Pot growing up, moonshine down in Sweden
said they have noticed a spike in the popularity of home-based
marijuana farming while alcohol bootlegging has decreased.
The Local.se (Sweden) - Pot farming 'booming' as moonshining declines
A continuing boom
in home-grown marijuana has made Sweden nearly "self-sufficient"
in terms of the country's cannabis supply, while the popularity of
home-brewed booze has declined sharply.
The Foreigner (Norway) - Half of adults drink in front of children
50 percent of
adults drink in front of children each day despite three out of four
believing it wrong to do so, according to a survey.