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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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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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Minimum Legal Age Limits

February 11, 2020

This table details legislation defining minimum purchase, sale, free supply, and consumption age limits for alcohol beverages in all countries for which IARD has been able to verify the information with the respective national authorities or through publicly accessible documents.It ...

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Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits

January 31, 2020

This table details the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) limits for the general population of drivers in all countries for which IARD has been able to verify the information with the respective national authorities or ...

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Drinking Guidelines: General Population

December 16, 2019

This table details recommendations for alcohol consumption (drinking guidelines) issued by government bodies in all countries for which IARD has been able to verify the information with the respective national authorities or through publicly accessible documents. Generally, these recommendations apply ...

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Drinking Guidelines for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

December 16, 2019

This table details drinking guidelines issued by government bodiesregarding alcohol consumption by women who may become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding, in all countries for which IARD has been able to verify the information with the respective national authorities ...

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Focus on Public–Private Partnerships: Case Studies

November 21, 2019

Partnership and collaboration are required to meet the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SD Gs), as well as the goals of the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NC Ds). IARD and its Members are ...

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Trends Report: Heavy Episodic Drinking

October 23, 2019

Working together to deliver change How a whole-of-society approach can combat heavy episodic drinking This report brings together data on trends in heavy episodic drinking at the regional and national level and showcases how partnerships among private and public sectors ...

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Trends Report: Drink Driving

October 17, 2019

Working together to deliver change How a whole-of-society approach can combat drink driving This report brings together data on trends in drink driving fatalities and showcases how partnerships among private and public sectors and communities, underpinned by appropriate regulation, can ...

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Trends Report: Underage Drinking

August 13, 2019

Working together to deliver change How a whole-of-society approach can help reduce underage drinking. This report brings together data on trends in underage drinking and looks at how partnerships between private and public sectors and communities, underpinned by appropriate regulation, ...

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Health Warning Labels on Alcohol Beverages

April 30, 2019

This IARD Policy Review concentrates on the evidence of the effectiveness of health warning labels on alcohol beverages in reducing harmful drinking.Last Reviewed February 2019IARD Policy Reviews offer a referenced overview of recent peer-reviewed, published research on the impact of ...

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