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14/05/2013

Preventing Alcohol Use Disorders Among Children and Adolescents in the EU

A report commissioned by the EU cites research showing the long-term health effects of even moderate drinking among children.

Preventing Alcohol Use Disorders Among Children and Adolescents in the EU was published on Tuesday 7 May by the Working Group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament.

A hard copy will be available in October in the annual compendium of the Working Group.

The report will also soon be available on the Alliance for Childhood European Parliament Working Group website.

About The Working Group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament. The Working Group is a think-tank informing policy makers and other interested parties about current issues concerning childhood and adolescence and offering policy recommendations to EU institutions and member states. Members: MEP Evelyn Regner, MEP Karin Kadenbach, MEP Judith Merkies, MEP Corina Cretu, MEP Lívia Járóka, MEP Gerald Häfner, MEP Edward McMillan-Scott Secretariat for the session:Michiel Matthes, Secretary-General, Alliance for Childhood European Network Group Konkelstaat 214 box 71200 Brussels, Belgium. Tel: +32.(0)2.7622557 Tel: +32.2.762 2557E-mail: michiel.matthes@allianceforchildhood.eu http://www.allianceforchildhood.eu/ep-working-group

About the Author: Dr Aric Sigman was invited to speak to the Working Group at the EU Parliament in Brussels and to subsequently write this report on alcohol misuse because of his experience in child and adolescent health education in schools in Britain and abroad along with the publication of a recent health education book he wrote on the subject reviewed in the medical journal Alcohol and Alcoholism. Further biographical information www.aricsigman.com

Funding: Aric Sigman has not and will not receive any financial support from any organisation for this report. He has had and continues to have no financial relationships with any organisations that might have an interest in the report.