Alcohol Alcohol can affect mental and physical health, family life and other social relations. High levels of consumption lead to intoxication, with increased risk of injury and accidents. Les på norsk: Alkohol Articles Public Health Report Updated 24.05.2019 Alcohol and other psychoactive substances On average, Norwegians consume almost 7 litres of pure alcohol per year, with men drinking twice as much as women. Cannabis is the most used illicit drug in Norway. Indicators for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Published 13.12.2018 Heavy episodic drinking (Indicator 4) The indicator describes the following: The proportion of adolescents and adults who engage in heavy episodic drinking. Indicators for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Published 13.12.2018 Alcohol dependence (Indicator 5) The indicator describes the following: Alcohol related morbidity and mortality. Public Health Report Published 08.08.2016 Intoxicants and substance use in Norway - summary Show more News and research findings Research findings Updated 10.04.2017 Norwegian women drink least while pregnant, British women drink most A study among over 7000 women in 11 European countries shows the proportion of women in Europe who drink alcohol when they know they are pregnant is lowest in Norway and highest in the UK. Research findings Updated 22.06.2016 Different drinking habits among partners may lead to divorce Both the amounts and similarity in alcohol use patterns between partners are important risk factors for divorce. It is worst if the wife drinks more than her husband, according to a 2013 study from th... Show more Projects Project Updated 30.01.2019 Norwegian alcohol policy The project highlights the use of alcohol policy instruments at local and national level, including an evaluation of changes the Norwegian Alcohol Act. Project Updated 08.01.2019 Alcohol drinking patterns among parents and long-term health and social consequences among their children This project will study the long-term effects of various forms of parental drinking patterns in regard to their children’s mental health, substance use and workforce non-participation. Project Updated 18.12.2018 Local councils’ oversight of the Alcohol Act A study of the municipalities' administration of alcohol legislation is conducted every year. Project Updated 30.11.2018 Alcohol policy and public opinion The project investigates trends and changes in public opinion on alcohol policies, and the structure and determinants of attitudes towards policies. The data are mainly based on population surveys. Project Updated 18.12.2018 Negative consequences of others’ use of alcohol The project focuses on four types of negative consequence which can often affect others both in the form of human suffering and of economic cost. Project Updated 21.11.2018 ESPAD - European School Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs FHI is responsible for collecting Norwegian data for ESPAD. To date, six data collections have been carried out; 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. Show more Related topics: Theme Drugs and addiction The Norwegian Institute of Public Health performs analysis of narcotics and medicines in biological samples and research into their effects and addiction mechanisms. Theme Smoking and tobacco Nicotine is an addictive substance found in cigarettes, snus and e-cigarettes. Cigarette smoke contains many harmful substances.