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.
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Infectious diseases are caused by a diverse group of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. Some established risk factors for infectious diseases include individual factors and external factors. This Health Review focuses on infectious diseases associated with alcohol ...Read More
A visual summary of meta-analyses published between 2000 and 2023 on alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality according to whether former drinkers were separated from lifetime abstainers and whether a J-shaped curve (lower risk at low-to-moderate alcohol consumption) was found in ...Read More
Data on production, consumption, imports, and exports of beer and on cider consumption are provided by Global Data from over 200 countries and geographies from 2000 through 2021.Released: December 2022Read More
The Unrecorded Alcohol Toolkit has 3 main purposes: