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Norway - Reports

The report Rusmidler i Norge (Alcohol and drugs in Norway, 2016) provides an overview of the alcohol and drugs situation in Norway.


Evaluation of Norway's action plan for the alcohol and drugs field 2016-20. First status report, baseline analysis 2016. By independent social science research foundation Fafo.


Themes that have been explored in other studies include attitudes to alcohol policies, alcohol in the workplace and alcohol in nightlife settings. Other notable studies have assessed the number of people with risky alcohol consumption and revisited the collectivity of drinking cultures.


According to a 2016 July survey one in ten pregnant women drink during pregnancy. Women with higher education are most liberal to the official recommendation on total abstinence. Nine out of ten women completely stopped drinking when they discovered that they were pregnant. The survey was conducted by TNS Gallup for Actis.


Women under 30 and those with more than four years of higher education are most open to drink during pregnancy. The survey also shows that 13 per cent of the population thinks it is okay for pregnant women to have a glass of wine for dinner.


In January 2019 BMC Public health published a case study on "The handling of evidence in national and local policy making: a case study of alcohol industry actor strategies regarding data on on-premise trading hours and violence in Norway". The study concluded: "Alcohol industry actors employed various strategies to shape perceptions and use of evidence to advance their interests. The particular strategies and arguments changed over time as new data and research became available, and also varied between the national and the local levels, and by categories of industry actors.

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