Management of substance abuse

Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health (1999-2004)


Global Status Report on Alcohol, 2004

This report provides an update on the global picture of the status of alcohol as a factor in world health and seeks to document what is known about alcohol consumption and drinking patterns among various population groups. The first section presents an overview and comparative analyses of the alcohol situation on a regional and global basis using indicators such as alcohol consumption and use, prevalence rates and drinking patterns. Also, health and social consequences of alcohol use are discussed. The second section presents individual country profiles for all Member States for which sufficient data were available. The profiles bring together information on the following indicators: trends in adult per capita consumption, prevalence/drinking patterns data, information on traditional and/or locally brewed alcoholic beverages, unrecorded alcohol consumption, health and social problems, including morbidity and mortality from alcohol-related causes, and the social and economic costs of alcohol abuse.


Global Status Report: Alcohol Policy, 2004

This report is part of the continuous work coming out of the WHO Global Alcohol Database, and is a first attempt by WHO to provide a comprehensive overview highlighting the current state of alcohol policies worldwide and aims to provide an objective first baseline on which to monitor and build relevant alcohol policies globally. The report is based on a review of existing policies in 118 countries.


Global Status Report: Alcohol and Young People, 2001

The report reviews available research and statistics on behavioural and physical consequences of alcohol use on youth, and describes the globalization of alcohol brands and marketing designed to embed alcohol products and consumption into the lifestyles of young people. The report also includes brief profiles of prevalence of alcohol consumption among young people in Member States in each of the WHO Regions.


Global Status Report on Alcohol, 1999

The first Global Status Report on Alcohol was published in 1999. The report seeks to document what is known about alcohol’s impact on health worldwide, what is being done by national governments to ameliorate that harm, and what is needed on a global basis to prevent and reduce alcohol-related injury and disease. Part I of the report presents comparative analyses of the alcohol situation on a regional and global basis, including comparisons of individual countries using indicators such as alcohol use, mortality trends, production and trade, as well as a summary of existing control policies. Part II presents individual country profiles for 173 WHO Member States, bringing together information on each of these indicators with a description of alcohol control measures for each country for which data were available.