Excessive alcohol use is a key public health threat that causes many health, social, and financial burdens both to the individual and society. Yet alcohol use and sales are on the increase. One of these strategies that may help reduce problematic alcohol use is to increase awareness among health professionals of the health risks associated with excessive alcohol use.
Research Snapshot conducted a survey to explore health and healthcare practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about the health risks associated with alcohol use. The survey asked participants to identify:
- Their level of awareness of the role that excessive alcohol use plays in injuries, cancer, and chronic diseases;
- How they address alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm reduction in their practice;
- Opportunities and barriers that exist to help them address alcohol-related harms in their practice.
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