Alcohol and drug related news from Nordic and Baltic area - week 30/2012
DigitalJournal.com (Sweden) - Usage of 'Barbie drug' rising in Sweden
the "Barbie drug," is gaining intense popularity with young
adults in Sweden. The substance makes users thin, tan and increases
their sex drive, but remains illegal due to unknown side effects.
YLE News (Finland) - Seniors also get rowdy at summer events
The summer concert
season has its fair share of rowdy conduct. Uncouth deportment by
senior festival patrons often outstrips that of their younger
The Local.se (Sweden) - Ikea uncaps new beer: no assembly required
giant Ikea has released a new addition to its global product range -
light and dark own-brand beer - though shoppers in Sweden will have
to wait before they can have a taste due to the country's liquor
The Local.se (Sweden) - Police told not to 'waste' bootleg booze
Police in western
Sweden have been ordered to cease pouring seized alcoholic drinks
down the drain due to the risk of poisoning the local water supply.
The Local.se (Sweden) - Green light for needle exchange in Stockholm
officials have approved a request from Stockholm to launch a needle
exchange programme for drug addicts in the Swedish capital.
Jezebel (Denmark) - About 1 in 13 Pregnant Women Have Trouble Not Hitting the Sauce
headshaking from healthcare professionals who don't live in Denmark,
1 in 13 women still drink even when they're pregnant.
Derby Telegraph (Denmark) - Hospitals hail Danish idea as patients get well sooner
are recovering from surgery faster and suffering from fewer
complications after being encouraged to take more control of their
European Child and Adolscent Psychiatry (Finland) - Changes in adolescents mental health and use of alcohol and tobacco: a 10-year time-trend study of Finnish adolescents
The present study
examines the 10-year time-trend changes of adolescent psychiatric
symptoms, smoking and alcohol use. Representative population-based
samples with same methods at two time-points, same age range and with
10-year period between the time points were gathered in Finland to
investigate secular changes in adolescents’ emotional and