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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Take the #SoberSelfie Challenge

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“I’m never drinking again.” It’s a pretty normal thing to hear amongst my friends over the course of a weekend. It’s said so frequently that we don’t really believe anyone…

Genetic mutation could lead to alcohol impulsiveness

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A genetic mutation could be a reason why some individuals are more prone to impulsive drinking, according to research. A team of researchers in Finland have found the mutation to…

Aussie kids concerned by alcohol

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Research has revealed Australian children are far more concerned about alcohol and drugs than children from across the globe. ChildFund Alliance conducted a study recently that surveyed over 6000 children…

Taking action together on secondary supply laws

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So many of us have been there. Exams are done. The shenanigans for muck-up day are sorted. A friend just turned 18 and can grab a slab of beer for us…

Event: Report on findings into adolescent alcohol consumption

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Australian Catholic University’s Centre for Health and Social Research is holding a presentation covering the initial findings of an intervention in adolescent alcohol consumption. The intervention, which aims to address misconceptions regarding…

How do we school Schoolies?

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Newly published research into the Schoolies experience paints a dismal picture for parents, teachers and others who try to prepare young people for celebrating the end of schooling in company…

Event: Talking Point Seminar Series – Peer Support Programs in Treatment of Addiction

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Melbourne drug and alcohol research organization Turning Point are holding another Talking Point presentation, this time regarding the use of peer support programs in the treatment of addiction. The presentation,…

‘Staggering’ results found from taking a month off alcohol

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The results of a U.K study into the effects of abstaining from alcohol for a month have been described as staggering, with considerably reduced risk of liver and cholesterol related…

Using Instagram to discover underage drinking patterns

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Social media platform Instagram can be used as a tool for researching youth drinking patterns, according to a recent study in the United States. The photo-sharing app reached 400 million…