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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Are we looking for an excuse to say no?

I know I’m not alone in noticing how there are now a number of “alcohol-free months” being promoted to raise funds for charitable institutions. VicHealth noted this in their January…

Low cal alcohol for skinny gals

Ladies preparing for a night out

There’s long been a myth that clear spirits like vodka contain no calories, which has made them appealing to young girls. This only came to my attention recently, and as…

Shock stats show booze strife rampant

Shock stats show booze strife rampant Herald Sun, 22 June 2012 Alcohol-related problems have spiralled out of control over the last decade, with ambulance attendances and assaults soaring.

Axed drug scheme funding to have ‘horrendous’ impact

Axed drug scheme funding to have ‘horrendous’ impact ABC News, 21 June  2012 A Campaspe Shire nurse says counselling services for people with alcohol and drug addictions in the region…

Your feedback

Below is a letter we received recently that we thought we would share with readers. As P&C President of a regional high school and Chairperson of Newcastle Community Drug Action…

2012 National drug and alcohol awards

The Australian Drug Foundation congratulates the winners and finalists of the 2012 National Drug and Alcohol Awards. See the DrugInfo website for more details.

Alcohol sponsorship and sport

hero-people

Twelve of the country’s leading sporting organisations agreed on Saturday to break their ties with alcohol sponsorship and instead receive funding totalling $24 million from the Australian National Health Prevention…

Sense not sobriety should be crux of debate

Sense not sobriety should be crux of debate Age, 21 July 2012 The debate that has followed the death of Thomas Kelly about how to stem alcohol-related violence in the…

Alcohol and the brain

A recent article summarises what research shows about how alcohol affects the brain. The key points from the article are below: While alcohol doesn’t ‘kill’ brain cells, it can damage…

Volumetric tax and increased legal drinking age

I believe there should be a volumetric tax on all alcoholic beverages, combined with a rise in the legal age to 25 years of age. Brains are not yet shielded…