The Sale of Alcohol in South Africa During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

On the 12th of July, in a bid to reduce the volume of trauma patients so hospitals have more beds open to treat COVID-19 patients, President Cyril Ramaphosa reintroduced the alcohol ban. South Africa originally introduced a ban on all alcohol sales on 27 March. However, as lockdown restrictions were reviewed the ban was lifted. According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, however, since the sale and distribution of alcohol was reintroduced in June, hospitals have experienced

Resilience: How to Thrive During COVID-19


During times of extreme stress and uncertainty, such as we are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is common to feel anxiety, depression, and even traumatic stress. The psychology of resilience offers a way to transform these normal reactions to ones that support our strength and growth. 

Alcohol and Immunity: Drinking can affect the body's defense

Abuse of alcoholic beverages can weaken the immune system and leave the body more exposed to diseases. Staying healthy and adopting habits that strengthen immunity are recommendations of health professionals since the beginning of the pandemic of the new coronavirus - being important measures for the body to be better prepared if it comes into contact with the virus. In this context, alcohol abuse becomes a relevant point of attention. According to several studies, excessive

EMCDDA webinar: COVID-19 and drug policy


Background: this is the 6th EMCDDA webinar on the Coronavirus. It will be exploring with the help of three experts from Northern, Central, Southern European EU countries (Finland, Greece and The Netherlands) whether the COVID-19 related emergency is having or is going to have any impact on Drugs Policy.

Perdeu ou quer rever? Solidariedade: como o brasileiro ajuda o próximo

No dia 05 de maio, a Mobilização Freemind e o capítulo Nacional da ISSUP no Brasil tiveram o prazer e a benção de um bate-papo ao vivo com dois padres muito queridos e grande parceiros nossos: Padre Renato Chiera - Fundador e Presidente da Casa do Menor São Miguel Arcanjo – e o Padre Evandro Torlai – Vice-Presidente da Aliança de Misericórdia.