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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Shop: Your Shout DVD


The Your Shout: An honest discussion about alcohol by young people for young people DVD is now available from the Australian Drug Foundation’s online shop. It’s an educational DVD that features a…

Family violence – time to account for the role of alcohol


Violence, both within and outside the home, is finally receiving the attention it deserves. Grogwatch has previously written extensively about the changes we as a community can enact to reduce…

Alcohol report launched by Rosie Batty


On Tuesday 24 February, a new report by the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research was launched by Rosie Batty, 2015 Australian of the Year. The report, titled The Hidden Harm: Alcohol’s…

Event: eheadspace online info session


eheadspace is an online and telephone mental health support service for young people and their families and friends. They occasionally run online information sessions as a way for young people and their…

Victoria’s Alcohol Policy Coalition launch safer Victoria roadmap


Victoria’s Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) is a working group made up of individuals from the Australian Drug Foundation, as well as the Australian Medical Association, Cancer Council Victoria, the Public…

App review: Intellidrink BAC Calculator


With its visually-pleasing and engaging interface, this app claims to track blood alcohol readings in real time. One can imagine a group of mates camped at a bar gambling with…

The health drink of the nation is not alcohol


When you take your next alcoholic drink and say to yourself, or the people with you, that it’s good for you, think again. If you believe that you can receive…

Opinion: Community successes just the beginning

Time For Action

Tony Brown is an Australian lawyer who helped pioneer Newcastle’s reduced late trading hours and alcohol lockout laws, and is chair of the Newcastle and Multicultural Community Drug Action Teams….

Video: Don’t let your mates drink and drown


Last December the Victorian government launched its annual water safety campaign with a video urging men not to let their mates ‘drink and drown’. The ‘drink drowning’ message expands on…

Alcohol restrictions have dramatic impact


On May 18, 2009 the director of Liquor Licensing imposed restrictions in Halls Creek that prevented the sale of takeaway alcohol above 2.7 per cent. A report released last week…