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If you’re over 50 – the following may apply to you

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We are an ageing population, the baby boomers are starting to retire, they are energetic, demanding and have disposable incomes to burn; things you have already heard before.  Did you know however that substance use disorders in the over 50s age group are predicted to double by 2020? A report in February this year from the UK charity DrugScope, identified that while alcohol use might decline with age, the number of older people with substance use problems is getting bigger. While…

New research report: Young people’s opinions on alcohol and other drug issues

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Do young people support alcohol regulations in our community? What do they think about accessing treatment? The Australian National Council on Drugs have published a new report looking at young people’s…

Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

Mum charged with alcohol, condoms supply at daughter’s party News.com.au 26 August 2014 Many mothers want to make sure their 15-year-old daughter’s party is a great affair but, if proven, Eliane…

The devil in the alcohol detail

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Alcohol policy can be very confusing, especially in complex legislation and regulations such as liquor acts. And as with many things; the devil is very much in the detail. The…

Shame on Harvey Norman – email from a reader

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GrogWatch reader Helena sent us this email this week: “Seeing this Harvey Norman catalogue and the bonus wine offer on every page encouraging ‘Entertainment Your Way’ concerned me greatly about…

New Drink Limits support group for same-sex attracted women

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Recent research shows that a large portion of same-sex attracted women are drinking too much on a regular basis, putting their health and relationships at risk. The culture of drinking…

New report: Alcohol and other drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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In June the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) released a new paper – Alcohol and other drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The paper outlines…

WYLD urges young people: Don’t Let it Get Ugly!

Today GrogWatch hears from Kath Knott who has been working with young people on a local project to reduce alcohol related violence in rural Victoria. The Whenever You’re Likely to…

Collection of alcohol sales data is a step in the right direction

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Victoria will have a new tool to tackle alcohol-related harm when new legislation, introduced to Parliament this week, is passed. The legislation requires certain types of licensees, such as wholesale…

New liquor licensing book available to order

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FARE have produced a new book – “Stemming the tide of alcohol – liquor licensing and the public interest” This new book explores the role that liquor licensing plays in…