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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. 

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Data reviews

Alcohol Consumption by Country and Beverage Strength (The IWSR)

July 28, 2021

Consumption data are provided by the The IWSR. The data are organized by country and beverage strength and listed annually from 2010 to 2020.

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Data reviews

Beer Production, Consumption, Imports, and Exports, and Cider Consumption (GlobalData)

July 13, 2021

Data on production, consumption, imports, and exports of beer and on cider consumption are provided by Global Data (formerly Canadean) from over 170 countries and geographies from 2000 through 2019.Released July 2021

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Reviews reviews

Drinking and Cancer

June 28, 2021

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. ...

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Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcohol

May 26, 2021

This IARD Policy Review describes the results of studies examining the effectiveness of screening and brief interventions (SB Is) for hazardous or harmful drinking. The following criteria were used to select studies following a literature search using Pub Med and the IARD ...

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Data reviews

Alcohol consumption during COVID-19 pandemic

December 17, 2020

IARD commissioned You Gov to look at changes in drinking habits amongst adults during COVID-19. Surveys were conducted in May and November 2020 and all figures, unless otherwise stated, are from You Gov Plc. Please click on the links below to access ...

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Data reviews Policy Tables reviews

Health Warning Labeling Requirements

August 25, 2020

This table details the health warning labeling requirements to which alcohol beverages are subject in all countries for which IARD has been able to verify the information with the respective national authorities or through publicly accessible documents. It also lists ...

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Reports reviews

The world’s leading beer, wine, and spirits producers are taking action against COVID-19

August 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health and societal emergency, presenting unique and urgent challenges to the world. IARD's members have stepped up to contribute during this time of crisis, using their unique resources and positioning to help through a ...

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Reports reviews

Mendelian Randomization in Alcohol Research

August 12, 2020

To date, there have been no systematic reviews or meta-analysis of Mendelian-randomization-based alcohol research on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and total cancer. This document reflects IARD's initial work to synthesize published research in this area but should not be considered ...

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Toolkits reviews

How to add safeguards to social media marketing

April 20, 2020

Preventing underage exposure to online alcohol advertising how to add safeguards to social media marketing The 12 members of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) are committed to ensuring that their online alcohol marketing communications meet the same high ...

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Reviews reviews

Drinking and Cognitive Function

March 18, 2020

This IARD Health Review discusses the role of alcohol consumption as a risk factor for cognitive decline.Last reviewed November 2019IARD Health Reviews offer a referenced overview of recent peer-reviewed, published research on the relationship between alcohol consumption and health outcomes. ...

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