Alcohol as a public health issue in Croatia: Situation analysis and challenges (2017)



Harmful use of alcohol, as well as addiction, exerts a significant medical, social and economic burden on societies. This report provides a situation analysis of alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, and existing policy measures in Croatia, and explores areas that would benefit from further strengthening. Despite a decline in consumption over time, the report concludes that there is still a long way to go in reducing the harmful use of, and disorders caused by, alcohol. The launch of a comprehensive alcohol strategy for the upcoming period and a national action plan would help in combating the harms related to alcohol use, as would the establishment of some form of a high-level State and independent body or council.