RAHRA Comparative monitoring of alcohol epidemiology across the EU repors
t The Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RAHRA) has produced a synthesis report that provides a baseline epidemiological assessment of drinking patterns and harm and makes suggestions for a system of comparative monitoring of alcohol epidemiology across the EU. Results of a standardised European alcohol survey – RARHA SEAS are presented in the first part of the report. The SEAS survey investigated levels of abstinence as well as motivations for drinking and consumption patterns – including frequency, risky drinking and drunkenness. The second part of the report describes results of a comparative assessment of national surveys carried out in the years 2008– 2013.