GrogWatch - News Roundup - 11 Feb 2013

A roundup of the weekend’s alcohol related news

Proximity to take-home alcohol outlet increases harm, depression
Science Network Western Australia
10 Feb 2013
A Perth-based study has shown new evidence that people with more liquor outlets in thier neighbourhood were more likely to have higher levels of harmful drinking and worse mental health than those who live further away from such outlets.

A sober affair
Sydney Morning Herald
10 Feb 2013
Journalist Jill Stark embarked on a year without drinking – and wrote a memoir about it. Here, she describes her quest for romance, sans beer goggles.

Fall in teenage binge drinking
The Age
11 Feb 2013
Australia’s brewers look to ramp up their campaign against government-mandated warnings on alcohol products, following the release of the latest and largest Australian survey on teenagers’ drinking habits.

Hundreds of alcohol, drug affected drivers nabbed
The Canberra Times
11 Feb 2013
The number of alcohol and drug affected drivers on Canberra roads has decreased slightly, but is still concerning for ACT police.