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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Alcohol Warne-ing

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Sunday 29th March was a day to celebrate; the twitterverse was buzzing, Facebook was groaning, and, since then we’ve been inundated with comments and calls complaining about Shane Warne. Not because…

App review: Drugs, alcohol and teens

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US culture is fairly engrained in Australia, and while this app is unashamedly American, it still offers an alternative for presenting alcohol and other drug information to an Australian teenage…

Last chance for comments on TV Code changes

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A couple of weeks ago, we reported that FreeTV had proposed amending the current TV Commercial Code of Practice. These amendments would allow alcohol ads to be shown from 7:30pm…

New survey: Why do you drink?

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Are you aged between 18 and 30 years of age? Do you have access to an iPhone? Have you drunk alcohol at least once in the last month? If you…

Event: ADASC conference recap

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The Australasian Drug and Alcohol Strategy Conference took place in Brisbane last week, from 17-20 March. Over 600 delegates gathered to discuss evidence based harm-reduction strategies, and much of the…

New ‘Youth Alcohol Project’ Facebook page launched

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A new Facebook page offering strategies for parents to help manage youth and alcohol issues has been launched by the Jewish Council of Victoria, with funding from a Glen Eira…

VicHealth Innovation Challenge grants announced

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The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation – VicHealth – recently announced the grant recipients of its Alcohol Innovation Challenge. The challenge was created with the aim of reducing the amount Victorians drink,…

Breaking the Cycle

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Today’s GrogWatch was originally published in Victoria’s Police Life Magazine and was written by Mandi Santic. Alcohol is a factor in many crimes across Victoria and police are working with…

App review: Grog log

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The Grog Log app is another drink monitoring app in a long list of such apps. And unfortunately this one is nothing special. It can provide notifications to remind you to…

Plane drunk

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Forget snakes on planes – it’s people who’re drunk on the plane you may need to watch. How many times are there incidents that a crew member has to restrain…