IARD’s work is informed by scientific evidence on alcohol and health, including alcohol policy. By bringing together data and research on drinking patterns, alcohol in society, and regulations at a national level, IARD examines practices around policies and interventions that reduce harmful drinking. IARD’s tools and resources are intended to support stakeholders in formulating approaches that can be adapted to local needs and contexts.
The resources on this website are not intended as health advice to individuals about their drinking. People with specific questions about their drinking are encouraged to consult a healthcare professional. Together, they can determine what is best for that individual, based on individual risk factors, including family history, genetics, and lifestyle. For some people, the better choice may be to not drink at all.
Our health and policy resources are not intended to be exhaustive representations of all scientific research on a given subject and, as research is constantly evolving, they might not include the most recent findings. All IARD materials include a date of content review and they should be read in their entirety and not misrepresented or taken out of context.
Information, resources, and examples helpful in creating, implementing, and evaluating alcohol education programs.
The guide also includes a compendium of good practice program examples.Learn More
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This Health Review focuses on cancer sites associated with alcohol consumption as identified by the World Cancer Research Foundation and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Due to the limited availability of national cancer statistics in many countries, U.S. ...Read More
This IARD trends report highlights new data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and member states, as well as gaps in the data, since the adoption of the Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol in 2010.Read More
This table details legislation and regulations that define minimum age limits for purchase, sale, free supply, and consumption of alcohol beverages, and whether a method of verifying age is indicated, in all countries for which IARD has been able to ...Read More
The Unrecorded Alcohol Toolkit has 3 main purposes: