Alcohol and drug related news from Nordic and Baltic area - week 28/2012
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark) - Born to be wild ... and loaded
As kids nationwide
mix end of school celebrations with alcohol, a new study finds that
one in 12 Danish teens have serious substance abuse problems.
Herald Review (Denmark) - Danish study gives women mixed message
Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is concerned that the
recent research study from Denmark gives women a mixed a message. The
study states that low to moderate drinking of up to 8 alcoholic
drinks per week is generally safe for the developing baby.
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark) - More drug busts at Roskilde Festival
The death of a
20-year-old man from an ecstasy overdose on the first day of this
year's Roskilde Festival led police to step up their efforts against
drugs at the annual eight-day event.
The Local.se (Sweden) - 'Major' rise in ADHD meds for Swedish tots
The number of
Swedish children under six taking prescription medications to treat
symptoms of ADHD has tripled in the past five years, according to new
YLE News (Finland) - Young turn to pills as psychiatric care queues lengthen
people have doubled their use of anti-depressants over the last
decade, partly because of difficulties in obtaining psychiatric care.
Alcoholism (Finland) - Commentary on Seppänen and Colleagues (2012): Institutionalization of Brief Alcohol Intervention in Primary Health Care—The Finnish Case
Despite good evidence for the effectiveness of brief intervention (BI) for hazardous and harmful drinking delivered in primary health care, the uptake of such interventions among physicians and other healthcare staff still leaves much to be desired.
Addiction (Sweden) - Effects of a Multi-component Responsible Beverage Service Program on Violent Assaults in Sweden
Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) program has been disseminated in
Swedish municipalities. The aim of the program is to reduce violence
associated with consumption of alcohol at on-licensed premises.