Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) - Healthy people. Strong communities.

Monthly Archives: September 2015

Why aren’t we saying we’re in an alcohol epidemic?

Time For Action

Over the last twelve months, we’ve heard from the media that we’re in the middle of an ‘ice epidemic’ because of the huge harm the drug is causing individuals, loved…

Video: Caught AFL finals fever: Don’t drink drive.

TAC ad

Transport Accident Commission has embarked on a new campaign, sending a strong message to Victorians about drink driving as they gear up for AFL finals. “If you think you’re over,…

No more alcohol ads on Canberra’s ACTION buses

Alcohol in the news

The ACT Government has banned alcohol advertisements from Canberra’s ACTION buses. They’re also banning junk food, gambling, weapons and fossil fuels advertisements as part of a new policy to ensure…

Event: Research with Parents and Adolescents on the supply of alcohol

LLW domestic

Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre is hosting a seminar Two sides of the story: Research with Parents and Adolescents on the supply of alcohol with Professor Sandra Jones, Australian…

Event: Economic drivers of alcohol and illicit drug use

many small light bulbs equal big one

National Drug Research Institute and Cancer Council WA are hosting a free public seminar with Professor Frank Chaloupka, Professor of Economics, University of Illinois and 2015 Healthway Visiting Fellow. The…

Bundaberg Rum ad runs during Dora the Explorer video

Dollarphotoclub_71911913

Richard Magnusson’s 3-year old daughter was watching an episode of Dora the Explorer on YouTube mid-evening on Tuesday when a Bundaberg Rum advertisement ran. By chance, the ad got in…

Rare court case exemplifies damaging consequences of poor RSA

Spirit bottles

On 22 June 2013 a regular pub patron showed up intoxicated to a Kangaroo Island hotel. He was subsequently served six serves of spirits and a six-pack of Bundaberg Rum…

Big booze puts ad profits before kids

CHEW4646

The Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) recently presented its 2014-15 Annual Report, which makes fascinating reading for people concerned about the effects of alcohol advertising. The Alcohol Advertising Review Board…

Study: Current alcohol ad rules failing our youth

Television remote control in human hands

The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs (APSAD) released a Drug and Alcohol Review report examining child, adolescent and young adult exposure to alcohol advertising during Australian Football…

Survey: Enhancing access to AOD services

Hands touching smartphone_shutterstock_111281495

The Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC) is commissioning a survey titled Together Enhancing Accessibility to improve practices that make alcohol and other drug services more accessible for culturally and…