Alcohol’s harm to others in Ireland: a Health Service Executive report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/319872
Title:
Alcohol’s harm to others in Ireland: a Health Service Executive report
Authors:
Hope, Ann
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College, Dublin
Citation:
Hope A. Alcohol’s harm to others in Ireland. Dublin: Health Service Executive; 2014
Publisher:
Health Service Executive
Issue Date:
Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/319872
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In Ireland, the burden of alcohol related harm is often experienced by those around the drinker, be they family member, friend, co-worker or innocent ‘bystander’. Alcohol’s harm to others (AH2O) undermines public safety and is experienced in every community. The negative effects from other people’s drinking are visible in the public domain and can range from the nuisance factor, feeling unsafe in public places to the violent attack by an intoxicated drinker. Physical assaults and driving a car while under the influence of alcohol can contribute to injuries, accidents, disabilities and death of innocent people. Although not often publically visible, alcohol’s harm to others within the family can have very serious consequences for the safety and well-being of family members, with children being the most vulnerable. The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its Global Strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, called for special attention to be given to reducing harm to people other than the drinker and to populations that are at particular risk (WHO 2010). This report examines alcohol’s harm to others in three Irish settings – the general population, in the workplace and children in families. The information is based on self-reported responses in the national drinking surveys of 2006 and 2010, funded by the Health Service Executive.
Keywords:
ALCOHOL MISUSE; SOCIAL ISSUE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHope, Annen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-05T12:24:46Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-05T12:24:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-
dc.identifier.citationHope A. Alcohol’s harm to others in Ireland. Dublin: Health Service Executive; 2014en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/319872-
dc.descriptionIn Ireland, the burden of alcohol related harm is often experienced by those around the drinker, be they family member, friend, co-worker or innocent ‘bystander’. Alcohol’s harm to others (AH2O) undermines public safety and is experienced in every community. The negative effects from other people’s drinking are visible in the public domain and can range from the nuisance factor, feeling unsafe in public places to the violent attack by an intoxicated drinker. Physical assaults and driving a car while under the influence of alcohol can contribute to injuries, accidents, disabilities and death of innocent people. Although not often publically visible, alcohol’s harm to others within the family can have very serious consequences for the safety and well-being of family members, with children being the most vulnerable. The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its Global Strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, called for special attention to be given to reducing harm to people other than the drinker and to populations that are at particular risk (WHO 2010). This report examines alcohol’s harm to others in three Irish settings – the general population, in the workplace and children in families. The information is based on self-reported responses in the national drinking surveys of 2006 and 2010, funded by the Health Service Executive.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executiveen_GB
dc.subjectALCOHOL MISUSEen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL ISSUEen_GB
dc.titleAlcohol’s harm to others in Ireland: a Health Service Executive reporten_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College, Dublinen_GB
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