Alcohol Use Disorders (152) Harm to others from Alcohol

25 March, 2024

Dear Eduardo and all,

Thank you for your comprehensive account of how alcohol harms others

This 2-minute video from WHO looks at wider harms:


and this 2-minute video from the Institute of Alcohol Studies (UK) looks at harms to others:

Both seem very good to me. The first has been viewed more than 100,000 times over 3 years, while the second has been viewed only 22 times in 2 years.

This raises questions. What works and what doesn't work to increase awareness of educational videos on alcohol and other health issues? And how can people be empowered to tell the difference between high-quality videos such as these, and dideos that contain misinformation?

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