GrogWatch News - 16 apr 2013

16 Apr 2013 – Snapshot of the latest alcohol-related news

Macklin seeks alcohol plan for the Alice
The Australian
16 Apr 2013
Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin said yesterday that alcohol consumption should be managed under a single plan covering all of Alice Springs in order to end the cycle of abuse devastating the lives of Aboriginal people.

Striker gives up alcohol for the season
The Age
16 Apr 2013
Western Sydney Wanderers striker Mark Bridge has been on a self-imposed drinking ban all season.

Mums hurt babies with alcohol: study
Herald Sun
15 Apr 2013
An Australian study says that women who have been hospitalised with mental or behavioural disorders related to drugs or alcohol are up to four times more likely to have a low-birthweight baby.

Sober bar opens in midwest to help stop addiction
Science World Report
15 Apr 2013
At the end of April, the first sober bar will opens its door in a suburb of Chicago, known as The Other Side. It will have pool tables, televisions, music and DJs, but absolutely no alcohol of any kind.

Adelaide City Council pushes to ban sale of energy drinks mixed with alcohol after 2am
Adelaide Now
14 Apr 2013
A new code of conduct for licensed venues, drafted by the State Government, would look to ban the sale of shots or other high-alcohol drinks after 2am but makes no mention of the energy drinks.