This commentary, published in The Lancet Global Health, outlines the challenges of implementing evidence-based interventions targeting alcohol use in light of emerging evidence that alcohol use prevalence is related to socioeconomic status.
This commentary was written in response to a Lancet Global Health paper on current and heavy episodic drinking (HED) from 55 low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) which found that the prevalence of drinking increased with country income group and with individuals’ socioeconomic status within each country income group. It details the challenges of implementing evidence-based interventions targeting alcohol use in LMICs, including gaps in the research base informing the efficacy of evidence-based interventions.
This piece was co-authored by Gianna Gayle Amul (Research For Impact) and Dr Charles Parry (South African Medical Research Council).
Read the full commentary at https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(22)00307-2/fulltext