Alcohol in the news

20 August 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Australian drinkers defying health guidelines, Centre for Alcohol Research finds
Herald Sun
14 August 2013
Half of Australia’s drinkers consume alcohol in excess of the nation’s health guidelines putting themselves at risk of violence and health problems. New analysis of a government survey of the drinking habits of 20,000 Australians shows 1 in 6 of us guzzle more than 11 drinks in a sitting on a monthly basis.

Seven reasons life is better without booze
News.com.au
17 August 2013
I was the consummate party girl for 20 years before I finally realised that alcohol was taking more than it was giving. I quit drinking 2 and a half years ago at the age of 35 and have never felt happier, more confident, or as in control of my own destiny than I do now that I’m sober.

Coalition call: butt out on grog
The Australian
19 August 2013
A coalition election candidate has urged outsiders to stop “dictating” alcohol rules for indigenous communities, after being asked to support the reintroduction of full-strength beer and takeaway alcohol sales on the Tiwi Islands.

Boffins brew up hydrating beer
Herald Sun
16 August 2013
The consumption of alcohol while dehydrated is also known to increase drunkenness, leading to the possibility of risky behaviour and, of course, the dreaded hangover. But nutrition researchers at Griffith University’s Health Institute believe they’ve found the way to enjoy a beer and keep your fluid levels in check.

Sunbury forum to lift lid on drug and alcohol addiction damage on families
Sunbury Leader
20 August 2013
A forum in Sunbury later this month will lift the lid on the untold damage done by drug and alcohol addiction. Central to the forum will be the stories of families who have had sons and daughters ravaged by addiction.