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Breaking the Cycle

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Today’s GrogWatch was originally published in Victoria’s Police Life Magazine and was written by Mandi Santic. Alcohol is a factor in many crimes across Victoria and police are working with the community to reduce the risks of alcohol-related harm. Excessive alcohol consumption causes the death of three Victorians, contributes to 18 assaults and puts 81 people in hospital every day. It is also a significant contributor to road trauma, assaults and sexual assaults, family violence, property damage, child abuse and…

Event: ADASC conference recap

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The Australasian Drug and Alcohol Strategy Conference took place in Brisbane last week, from 17-20 March. Over 600 delegates gathered to discuss evidence based harm-reduction strategies, and much of the…

New ‘Youth Alcohol Project’ Facebook page launched

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A new Facebook page offering strategies for parents to help manage youth and alcohol issues has been launched by the Jewish Council of Victoria, with funding from a Glen Eira…

VicHealth Innovation Challenge grants announced

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The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation – VicHealth – recently announced the grant recipients of its Alcohol Innovation Challenge. The challenge was created with the aim of reducing the amount Victorians drink,…

App review: Grog log

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The Grog Log app is another drink monitoring app in a long list of such apps. And unfortunately this one is nothing special. It can provide notifications to remind you to…

Plane drunk

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Forget snakes on planes – it’s people who’re drunk on the plane you may need to watch. How many times are there incidents that a crew member has to restrain…

New alcohol in the news via scoop.it feed

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We’re always looking to innovate in the way we bring you the latest news, which is why we’re trialling collating stories of interest with a scoop.it feed (soon accessible from the…

Event: Grey Matters Conference

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The use of medicine among older Australians is set to be discussed at the Grey Matters Conference, held in Adelaide on 1 April. Two-thirds of Australians over 75 years old…

Video: ‘What are kids really learning?’

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The Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports community program recently launched a confronting television commercial, designed to provoke questions about what kids learn around sporting clubs. The commercial has been on…

Another day, another dumb booze campaign

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In what has to be one of the most poorly thought-out promotions in the history of alcohol advertising (and that takes some doing), Thirsty Camel have announced that they’re looking…