Alcohol in the news

8 October 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Female alcohol abuse is a ‘global epidemic’
7 October 2013
Alcohol abuse is rising in much of the developed world – and in many countries, female drinkers are driving that growth. This is global: the richer the country, the fewer abstainers and the smaller the gap between male and female consumption.

How to give up alcohol for a month
Herald Sun
5 October 2013
No booze for a whole month? You CAN do it. Whether you’re trying Ocsober, going dry in July or saying no way in May, here are a few ways to make going on an alcohol-free month easier.

Alcohol figures ‘just the tip of the iceberg’
8 October 2013
More than 10 people stumble into the Gold Coast Hospital emergency department each day seeking treatment for drunkenness, sparking serious warnings that alcohol abuse is too high. There were 4086 alcohol-related presentations at Gold Coast Hospital over the past 12 months, from a total of 69,069.

Glassing attack mars start of Adelaide’s pubs and clubs 3am lock-out as revellers confused by changes
7 October 2013
The new provisions, which prevent patrons from entering venues after 3am and anyone who leaves a pub or club after that time from re-entering, were introduced for the first time at the weekend.

Violence blamed on booze culture
7 October 2013
Another violent tragedy on Darwin’s mean streets has the city talking seriously about cutting back on the booze.

Brewers fear job losses as UK cuts back on drinking
The Guardian
6 October 2013
Alcohol consumption is continuing to fall, according to pub trade, despite warnings from senior police officers.