Statistics Netherlands: excessive drinking decreased in 2018 (19 March 2019)
In 2018, 80.4 percent of the adult Dutch population said they consumed alcoholic beverages during the previous twelve months, while 8.5% said they are life time abstainers. The percentage of excessive drinkers* has fallen in 2018 : from 9.2% in 2017 to 8.2% in 2018. More >>
Young people get alcohol easily (15 March 2019)
A 17-year-old minor who wants to buy alcohol succeeds in more than six out of ten cases. Cafeterias, sports canteens, pubs/clubs/bars and home delivery services mostly do not comply with the alcohol purchasing limit of 18 years. More >>
Costs alcohol use in the Netherlands amounted in 2013 to 4.2 to 6.1 billion euros (24 January 2019)
A new Social Costs and Benefit Analysis (SCBA) shows that the total costs of alcohol use in the Netherlands in 2013 amounted to 4.2 to 6.1 billion euros. That figure also includes private costs, such as early mortality and loss of quality of life. If we only look at the social costs, we come to about 2.3 to 4.2 billion euros. Social costs are for instance the costs of lower labor productivity and the costs of police, judiciary and traffic accidents. The benefits of alcohol use are, for example, the excise income for the government. More >>
ER-visits: more alcohol intoxications and accidents with alcohol (17 December 2018)
Today, VeiligheidNL published 'Alcohol intoxications and accidents with alcohol; emergency room visits 2017'. The figures show a steadily increasing number of incidents in the Netherlands. It is not clear whether, or to what extent, this increase can be explained by an improvement in the registration of alcohol-related health incidents. More >>
Heineken sticks to beer promotional girls (26 November 2018)
Heineken keeps using promotional girls, who seduce customers in bars and streets to drink more beer. Heineken CEO Jean-Fran├žois van Boxmeer said this in an interview in Het Financieele Dagblad. More >>
National Prevention Agreement launched today (23 November 2018)
Today at The Hague, the National Prevention Agreement has been presented. The document consists of a package of projects and measures on reducing smoking, overweight and problematic alcohol use. State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Health, Welfare and Sport has sent it - on behalf of the cabinet - to Dutch Parliament. More >>

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