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Effectiveness of public health initiatives on treatment systems
Professor Ian Gilmore, Royal Liverpool University Hospital and University of Liverpool, UK, and Professor Jürgen Rehm, University of Toronto, Canada, and Technical University Dresden, Germany
PART 3 of presentation Effectiveness of public health initiatives on treatment systems
A lot of the alcohol-related damage and deaths can be attributed to those who drink the most, the people with alcohol use disorders. To decrease mortality and increase life expectancy, interventions, brief interventions and treatment are effective measures. The overall message from this symposium presentation is that prevention, public health efforts, should be complementary to interventions, not in competition.
PART 2 of presentation Effectiveness of public health initiatives on treatment systems
Two to three percent of the gross domestic product of a developed country is lost because of alcohol, mainly through productivity: absenteeism, the healthcare costs, the crime and social disorder costs. National policies are changing, as the UK example shows where alcohol has now moved up the agenda as public health priority. Prevention campaigns, price policies and taxation can be instrumental in prevention.
PART 1 of presentation Effectiveness of public health initiatives on treatment systems
About 30 years ago depression was about as highly stigmatised as alcohol dependence. Right now, depression is way more normalized. However, as shown from several surveys – including the one conducted among the symposium participants – the stigmatisation of alcohol dependence is found to be still very high, with consequences at a personal and professional level.
Part 1 of lecture series Alcohol dependence and sleep disruption
Part 2 of lecture series Alcohol dependence and sleep disruption
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