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Parents: three things you have to know about planning schoolies

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Around 40,000 schoolies flock to the Gold Coast each year for a well-earned celebration of 13 years of study, and thousands more head to places like Byron Bay, Bali and even Thailand. A 2012 study revealed that around three-quarters of those involved in the festivities got drunk, and a quarter of all schoolies were injured as a result of their drinking. Between stats like these and some of the horrifying stories we hear in the media each summer break, it’s…

New research shows booze brands breach their own codes

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The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education has released a new report showing that major alcohol brands are violating their own self-regulated marketing codes when it comes to online promotions. The…

Cinderella – it’s time for a cocktail

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It’s a Friday. It’s the school holidays early in the afternoon you take your two primary school aged children to a shopping centre cinema to watch the blockbuster school holiday…

OECD alcohol report released

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A new OECD report, ‘Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use’, has been released. The report includes an interactive map, allowing you to highlight drinking patterns in participating countries.

Resource: Indigenous AOD knowledge centre

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The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drug Knowledge Centre recently launched two new web portals with links to resources and other information. The portals provide information for community workers, Elders,…

The truth behind drinking figures

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A recent article in The Conversation makes an interesting point – although 92% of Australians self-identify as responsible drinkers, 43% of us have vomited while drunk, and 75% of us…

It’s time we got on the same (Facebook) page

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As health promoters, we know we can’t ever expect to spend the same dollars that big booze companies do on encouraging us to drink. It’s hard to compete directly with…

Video: Alcohol and cancer

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The link between excessive alcohol consumption and cancer is proven and strong, but it’s surprising how few people are aware of it. The Cancer Council estimate around 5% of new cancers…

App review: On track with the right mix

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There are a plethora of drink tracker apps out there but this one has a couple of nice features, such as flagging when you’ve reached your maximum daily alcohol spend,…

Community funding: Don’t need drinks to dance

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One of the eight ideas developed from the ABC Heywire Regional Youth Summit was focused on reducing alcohol abuse, and now communities are able to apply for funding to put that idea…