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Why clickbait makes great headlines but terrible advice

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Grogwatch welcomes all our readers back from the summer break. After the seasonal festivities of Christmas and New Year, and the heavy consumption of food and drink that accompanies it, many people are trying to maintain a new healthier lifestyle. Suddenly it’s FebFast season, when many of us take a break from alcohol. In January a report suggested taking a month off alcohol may be bad for you.  Professor Ian Hamilton published in the British Medical Journal his view that…

Event: Australian Winter School’s AOD Workshop

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Registrations are now open for an intensive two-day workshop which will challenge attendees to piece together best alcohol and other drug service delivery. Australian Winter School is shaking things up…

Spotted in Melbourne

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While we’ve seen several successes in the political arena this year – secondary supply being a big one – alcohol advertisers are pushing back as best they can, and every now…

2015 in a nutshell

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Our Grogwatch year for 2015 has come to an end. We have enjoyed bringing Grogwatch to you throughout 2015 and we have been gratified by the contributions and feedback we…

Take the #SoberSelfie Challenge

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“I’m never drinking again.” It’s a pretty normal thing to hear amongst my friends over the course of a weekend. It’s said so frequently that we don’t really believe anyone…

Genetic mutation could lead to alcohol impulsiveness

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A genetic mutation could be a reason why some individuals are more prone to impulsive drinking, according to research. A team of researchers in Finland have found the mutation to…

Aussie kids concerned by alcohol

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Research has revealed Australian children are far more concerned about alcohol and drugs than children from across the globe. ChildFund Alliance conducted a study recently that surveyed over 6000 children…

Taking action together on secondary supply laws

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So many of us have been there. Exams are done. The shenanigans for muck-up day are sorted. A friend just turned 18 and can grab a slab of beer for us…

Event: Report on findings into adolescent alcohol consumption

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Australian Catholic University’s Centre for Health and Social Research is holding a presentation covering the initial findings of an intervention in adolescent alcohol consumption. The intervention, which aims to address misconceptions regarding…

How do we school Schoolies?

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Newly published research into the Schoolies experience paints a dismal picture for parents, teachers and others who try to prepare young people for celebrating the end of schooling in company…