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Monthly Archives: September 2014

GrogWatch supports No Excuse Needed campaign

No Excuse Needed

Turning down another round can be tough, especially from a friend. Whether it’s their shout or they’re shouting at you to keep up, it can be hard to say no….

FARE hits back at DrinkWise ad with Alcohol Truth

FARE Alcohol Truth

Good work, FARE (Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education), for calling out DrinkWise. This alcohol industry-run group produced an ad pretending to be a health promotion campaign, which is in…

Event: pre-election forum on alcohol and other drug issues

Alcohol and other drugs

‘A call to the parties: prevention, treatment and reducing the harms: alcohol and other drug priorities up to 2018’ is the title of an upcoming pre-election forum in Melbourne. Run…

Through a glass, beerly

screen shot drinkwise ad

Last week two social marketing efforts on alcohol were launched. Health promotion agency VicHealth launched its new campaign No Excuse Needed and the alcohol industry-funded DrinkWise launched a ‘social relations’ advertisement on…

App review: Drinks Meter


ADIN Rating: 5 Stars Drinks Meter is an interactive, nicely designed app (and also a website) allowing the user to anonymously measure and compare their drinking against others’, as well…

Alcohol on petrol station shelves – at what price?

Bottle Bag

GrogWatch is alarmed by the potential for increased alcohol-related problems and violence in Australia if the recommendations in the Harper Review Competition Policy Review are adopted.  The review panel proposes that…

Video: “It’s not me, it’s you.”

NCD Free video resized

A group of young people took part in NCD (Non-Communicable Diseases) Free’s first health, leadership and innovation bootcamp in Melbourne. They had two hours to make a video in response…

Thank goodness someone in our community cares enough

Bar-crowd scene

Many GrogWatch readers will have seen the proposal over the weekend by the Salvation Army to drive drunks home from Melbourne’s city district for free. The Salvos have proposed that…

Resource: alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy booklet

FASD postcards for GW

Off the back of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day, our featured resource from the ADF online shop this week is the Alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy booklet. Pregnancy is a…

Brain injury and alcohol


Recently GrogWatch received this correspondence from Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer, Brain Injury Australia. Acquired brain injury can be caused by stroke, by trauma, by infection, by neurological diseases like Parkinson’s or Huntington’s. And…