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Monthly Archives: August 2015

An alcohol-free Oktoberfest?

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Okay, while not as dramatic a trend as this headline might suggest, there is a growing demand for low-alcohol and alcohol-free beers in Germany. Germany is a country well known…

Reader response: Talk to the parents, too

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In response to our lead story last week on exposing kids to alcohol advertising, we received a challenging, but very pertinent letter from Sue. We re-publish it in full below…

Event: 20 skills to build resilience

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Dr. Michael Ungar is speaking in Melbourne (30 September) and Brisbane (6 October) on the subject of building resilience into the environments of young people with complex needs. The workshop…

Exposing kids to booze: 26,000 ads a year

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Would you support a change that would instantly halve children’s exposure to televised alcohol ads? New research has found that by simply changing a couple of regulations so that alcohol…

Alcohol-related ambulance attendances soar

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This week, Turning Point released ongoing research as part of their Ambo Project. The project monitors trends in alcohol- and drug-related ambulance attendances in Victoria, and last year’s numbers are eye-opening. In Melbourne,…

Newcastle Model: are the critics correct?

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Burdened with the embarassment of having the highest rate of alcohol-fuelled violence in NSW a decade ago, the community of Newcastle took bold, successful steps to reclaim their streets and…

Successful Sydney liquor accords

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GrogWatch follower Julia sent us a photo of one of the paper bags she was given while shopping in an Eastern Sydney suburb over the weekend. The paper bag looks…

A different alcohol culture in Sweden

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This article was written by Crystal Holt, a former volunteer at the Australian Drug Foundation. “Alcoholic beverages are not just another product. And that’s why Systembolaget exists – as an alcohol…

Survey suggests we’re drinking more than we were 10 years ago

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A paper in the Medical Journal of Australia that analysed recent National Health Survey figures has found Australians seem to be drinking more than we did when the Survey was…