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Less under 18s drinking alcohol but more to be done

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Young people are waiting longer before they try drinking alcohol, showing prevention efforts are working, but have a long way to go yet. Key findings from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey released last week show that the age at which 14-24 year olds are having their first drink is being delayed, rising from 14.4 years to 15.7 years of age over the last decade and a half. This news that more young people are waiting longer, and more are…

A great night out

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Last year GrogWatch wrote an article Where’s the craft mocktail? about the lack of decent options for those choosing not to drink alcohol on a night out. The article had a…

Event: Alcohol’s burden of disease

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and Victorian Health  Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) invite you  to attend the launch of the research report  Alcohol’s burden of disease in Australia…

Alcohol in the news

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Drink up! The secret to being popular is at the bottom of a glass (or 12) The Telegraph 20 July 2014 A new study has shown that what drink you…

Warning – can cause disability

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The alcohol industry should be devastated by the report that less than 5 per cent of Australian women can recall pregnancy health warnings on alcohol. The 2009 Blewett Review into health labelling resulted…

Doh! Woolies breaks the advertising code marketing Duff

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Many of you will remember our recent story about Woolworth’s marketing of Duff Beer. Now GrogWatch has an update: the Alcohol Advertising Review Board has agreed that Woolworths’ advertising of Duff…

Discounting the drowning of our national sorrow

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Grogwatch reader Loretta Woolston this week wrote to us and we thought it was worth sharing: Why is it ok for Woolworths and Coles to promote alcohol on it’s dockets?…

AMA fights alcohol advertising

The Australian Medical Association is getting behind the campaign to stop kids being saturated by alcohol advertising during live sport.

Preventing community alcohol problems: advocating for changes to the law

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The record of community prevention around the world shows that it is possible to reduce the use of alcohol or drugs with concerted action. We talk about achieving ‘cultural change’…

6 steps to planning community alcohol and drug projects

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If you think there’s an alcohol and/or drug problem in your community, you can make a difference by planning a project like an event or campaign – no matter who…