New publication on alcohol policies in Slovenia

The Slovenian National Institute of Public Health has launched the new publication: 'Alcohol in Slovenia – trends in the way of drinking, health consequences of harmful drinking, the opinion of stakeholders and suggested measures for effective alcohol policy'. 

The publication summarizes information on the development of European and Slovenian alcohol policies, the burden of hazardous and harmful alcohol intake among adults and adolescents in Slovenia, and the attitude of key stakeholders towards the alcohol policy. 

It also provides an overview of effective measures and the level of implementation of individual measures in Slovenia. The authors expect the book to contribute to the development of Slovenian alcohol policy, by facilitating a more critical attitude towards alcohol use and policies.

Alcohol-drinking has been one of the priorities for collaboration between WHO/Europe and Slovenia as specified in the biennial collaborative agreement 2012–2013.