Partnerships to reduce heavy episodic drinking

Working together to deliver change: How a whole-of-society approach can combat heavy episodic drinking

IARD and its members have long been involved in many innovative partnerships to help reduce heavy episodic drinking (HED). This report brings together data on trends in heavy episodic drinking at the regional and national level and showcases partnerships between IARD members, the public sector, and communities.  

Henry Ashworth, CEO of IARD, said: “Binge drinking is harmful and, although it is positive to see downward trends in many WHO regions, there is still much work to be done. It is critical that, across the world, we continue to build on these positive, downward trends and reinforce the message that binge drinking hurts the health and wellbeing of consumers and communities.” 

WHO data indicates that binge drinking is declining in several regions