GrogWatch in review

All good things must come to an end and after 672 editions, GrogWatch is saying farewell.

We would like to thank you all for your incredible support over the past 14 years. By reading, sharing and commenting on GrogWatch articles, you’ve helped us to give a voice to the community and advocate for the reduction of alcohol related harms.

In this last edition, we’re celebrating the articles and topics that got you talking. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane…

Highlighting the insidious alcohol practices in your community

We discussed the best ways to challenge Australia’s drinking culture after a GrogWatch reader brought this inappropriate Christmas t-shirt to our attention

Hosting a great 18th birthday party

An Alcohol and Drug Foundation employee shares his experience and practical tips for hosting a safe teen party.

Liquorland lashed by the ADF

We called for tighter controls on alcohol advertising after one of Australia’s biggest alcohol retailers was found to be in breach of the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code.

What’s the point of running an education campaign?

Professor Steve Allsop, Director of the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University, spoke about the worth of education campaigns when evidence points towards the greater efficacy of other strategies.

Where to now?

We will be back in February with a brand new website and newsletter. As GrogWatch subscribers you’ll be the first to receive the new content, which will combine the most important alcohol and other drug issues in to one newsletter.

We look forward to sharing this new adventure with you in the new year. Until then, have a safe and happy holiday season