Management of substance abuse

Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH)

The Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) provides easy and rapid access to a wide range of alcohol-related health indicators. It is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring the health situation and trends related to alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, and policy responses in countries.

GISAH is a further development of the Global Alcohol Database which has been built since 1997 by the Management of Substance Abuse team in the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Data sources include government documents, national statistics, national and global surveys, WHO Global Survey on Alcohol and Health, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, other intergovernmental organizations, industry data, published scientific articles, and grey literature.

The main purpose of GISAH is to serve WHO Member States and governmental and nongovernmental organizations by making alcohol-related health data available. These data can help to analyse the state of the health situation related to alcohol in a particular country, a WHO region or sub-region, or the world.

GISAH database

GISAH theme page

GISAH indicator book

Methods documentation