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From TheJournal.ie 'Wine is not comparable to other alcohols': French minister causes stir with bold alcohol claim

'Wine is not comparable to other alcohols': French minister causes stir with bold alcohol claim

Guillaume blamed binge drinking among young people largely on spirits.

From TheJournal.ie Most Irish people think drinking to excess is part of our culture Binge Drinking

Most Irish people think drinking to excess is part of our culture

However, many are now beginning to see the health implications of alcohol misuse.

From TheJournal.ie Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling Healthy Ireland Survey

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Men told to limit themselves to six pints a week Alcohol

Men told to limit themselves to six pints a week

New advice from British medical officers warned regular drinking increases the risk of developing cancer.

From TheJournal.ie A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well Can It

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well

A new US study has calculated the cost of binge drinking to the economy.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should alcohol-related offenders have their right to drink taken away? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should alcohol-related offenders have their right to drink taken away?

One state in the US allows judges to enforce this, with offenders being required to check in daily to be tested.

From TheJournal.ie "Ireland has a serious problem - we drink too much alcohol" Switching To Water

"Ireland has a serious problem - we drink too much alcohol"

This comes as the government makes €1 million available to raise awareness about alcohol abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Drinking to excess: 'I woke up at 3am in hospital and had no idea how I got there' Binge

Drinking to excess: 'I woke up at 3am in hospital and had no idea how I got there'

Lucy Rocca got a wake-up call that night and realised her relationship with alcohol was not a healthy one.

From TheJournal.ie What’s the problem with an “Out-of-Control” drinking campaign? Opinion

What’s the problem with an “Out-of-Control” drinking campaign?

There has been controversy surrounding an anti-binge drinking campaign which, while having an independent Board, is funded by drinks industry giant Diageo.

From TheJournal.ie Make no mistake – the drinks industry cares about sales, not you Opinion

Make no mistake – the drinks industry cares about sales, not you

It is impossible for a body bought and paid for by the drinks industry to honestly communicate the effects of alcohol on the individual.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What do you consider binge drinking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What do you consider binge drinking?

Some say the definition is part of the problem.

From TheJournal.ie Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity Budget 2015 This post contains a poll

Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity

Alcohol Action Ireland is also calling for the introduction of minimum pricing to target binge drinking.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would raising alcohol prices in Ireland curtail dangerous drinking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would raising alcohol prices in Ireland curtail dangerous drinking?

There have been calls for minimum pricing levels to be raised but do you think that would make any difference?

From TheJournal.ie Sober Ireland: Your experiences with not drinking Sober Ireland

Sober Ireland: Your experiences with not drinking

This is how life is when you don’t drink.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's alcohol consumption in one handy infographic Binge Drinking

Ireland's alcohol consumption in one handy infographic

Ever wondered where we drink and how much? Wonder no more.

From TheJournal.ie We spent €50 million a week on alcohol in 2013 - and 75% of that was binge drinking Binge Drinking

We spent €50 million a week on alcohol in 2013 - and 75% of that was binge drinking

Alcohol Action Ireland says that “we can no longer afford to accept our harmful relationship with alcohol as the norm”.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams, Leap Cards, and Kate Middleton: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Gerry Adams, Leap Cards, and Kate Middleton: The week in numbers

Plus: How many days until the next Budget?

From TheJournal.ie This is what happens to your body when you binge drink Alcohol

This is what happens to your body when you binge drink

Fever, inflammation, tissue destruction…the list goes on.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking in the world Back Away From The Pint

Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking in the world

Men are more likely to engage in binge drinking with 62.4 per cent of male drinkers over the age of 15 saying they had engaged in heavy episode drinking in the last 30 days.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO Abuse

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO

This equates to one death every 10 seconds.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘NekNominations’ craze will soon pass – but our drinking culture won't Substance Abuse

Column: ‘NekNominations’ craze will soon pass – but our drinking culture won't

NekNominations are just the latest fad but we shouldn’t simply dismiss the problem or pass the buck to social media networks: Ireland’s attitude to binge drinking is dangerous and must change, writes Joe O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Neknomination ‘just one small aspect’ of Ireland’s harmful drinking culture Alcohol Abuse

Neknomination ‘just one small aspect’ of Ireland’s harmful drinking culture

Alcohol Action Ireland said our attitude to alcohol provides the perfect culture for crazes like this to take hold, particularly among the younger generations.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Will it take my brother’s death for people to realise how stupid neknomination is?’ Binge Drinking

‘Will it take my brother’s death for people to realise how stupid neknomination is?’

There has been widespread condemnation of the drinking game that is popular on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Turning a negative to a positive: Alternatives to neknominate gather pace Backlash

Turning a negative to a positive: Alternatives to neknominate gather pace

The hashtag #RAKnomination was trending on Twitter in Ireland this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Neknominations "will lead to more deaths" Binge Drinking

Neknominations "will lead to more deaths"

The Taoiseach, a judge and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland all warned against the social media craze.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations Dangerous Drinking

Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations

A group has warned that people are drinking large quantities of alcohol as part of the drinking game.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Neknomination’ is the new social media craze Binge Drinking

‘Neknomination’ is the new social media craze

The game which involves nominating friends to ‘down’ pints while videoing themselves has reached Irish social media. An alcohol awareness group says it promotes binge drinking.

From TheJournal.ie Hangovers actually get better later in life Binge Drinking

Hangovers actually get better later in life

Cheers to science. (But seriously, don’t do it anyway.)

From TheJournal.ie Drinks industry calls for pregnancy warning labels Warning

Drinks industry calls for pregnancy warning labels

Reacting to research that shows a decline in pregnant women drinking, an alcohol lobby group says drinks should carry warning labels.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant women are drinking less in Ireland Binge Drinking

Pregnant women are drinking less in Ireland

Most Irish women don’t drink at all during pregnancy, but 2.5 per cent do so three or more times a week.

From TheJournal.ie UCC students to be offered 'alcohol-free' accommodation Student Life

UCC students to be offered 'alcohol-free' accommodation

A recent survey found almost half of all students at the Cork campus engage in binge-drinking more than once a week.

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: British to blame for Ireland's drink problem Binge Drinking

Revealed: British to blame for Ireland's drink problem

A University College Dublin study found students from traditionally British areas of the country are more likely to binge drink.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland follow Scotland and introduce a minimum alcohol price? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland follow Scotland and introduce a minimum alcohol price?

Minimum pricing stops retailers from selling alcohol cheaply in a bid to prevent people from binge drinking.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Women can't keep up with men when it comes to alcohol and they shouldn't try Opinion

Column: Women can't keep up with men when it comes to alcohol and they shouldn't try

Women should be aware that they are more at risk from the effects of alcohol than men, writes Anne Timony Meehan.

From TheJournal.ie Impact of harmful drinking on Irish children 'a national scandal' Alcohol

Impact of harmful drinking on Irish children 'a national scandal'

Today the Alcohol Forum launched Ireland’s first National Alcohol Awareness Week.

From TheJournal.ie Young creatives asked to submit multimedia pieces exploring 'the pacing of our drinking' Alcohol

Young creatives asked to submit multimedia pieces exploring 'the pacing of our drinking'

The competition, aimed at promoting the responsible use of alcohol, offers a €5,000 cash prize for third-level film and multimedia students.

From TheJournal.ie Glass shape influences how quickly we drink alcohol Alcohol

Glass shape influences how quickly we drink alcohol

Research shows drinking out of a curved glass will increase a person’s rate of drinking compared to a straight-sided glass.

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