Alcoholism – Amphora Project

The AMPHORA-­3 EU-­project studied the changes in alcohol consumption and related harm in 12 European countries during 1960-­‐2008, using Time Series (TS) and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) methods. Increase of urbanization, income, mothers’ age at their childbirths, and population ageing were shown to explain the greater part of the consumption changes.
Alcohol policy measures were also shown being influential in contributing to alcohol-­‐problem reduction, if appropriately diversified according to each country/group of countries.

Table – European countries involved in the study

Northern countries Central countries Western Countries Eastern countries Southern countries
Sweden Austria UK Hungary France
Norway Switzerland Netherlands Poland Spain
Finland Italy


AMPHORA-­‐3 (2013)   Work Package3:   Report of an analysis of European alcohol-­‐related cultural, social
and    policy    interactions    and    their    impact    on    alcohol    consumption    and    alcohol-­‐related    harm
Allamani A., Voller F., Baccini M., Massini G. & Pepe P. (2014) Europe. An analysis of changes in the
consumption of alcoholic beverages: the interaction between consumption, related harms, contextual
factors and alcoholic beverage control policies. Substance Use & Misuse, 49: 1692-­‐1715.


Allamani A., Voller F., Pepe P., Baccini M., Massini G. & Cipriani F. (2014) Italy between drinking culture
and control policies for alcoholic beverages. Substance Use & Misuse, 49: 1646-­‐1664.


Knibbe R.A., Derickx M., Allamani A. and Massini G. (2014) Alcohol Consumption and its Related Harms in the Netherlands since 1960: Relationships With Planned and Unplanned Factors Substance Use & Misuse, 49: 1589-­1600.