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Is drinking the real sport?

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Much of the country is now engaged with football finals of various codes and as soon as that ends we will be plunged in to the Spring Racing Carnival, culminating…

Sad stories move us, but do they create change?

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This week a distraught mother published photos of her daughter on life saving equipment after she had overdosed on alcohol. Apparently the fourteen year old girl had consumed a large…

Delink the Drink

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For every prevention message from health agencies and or governments there are 25-50 beer and wine advertisements (1) to contradict the message. By the time someone turns 18 they will have,…

CONGRATULATIONS TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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In March, the Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) released the report, “No way to ignore it: The case for removing alcohol ads from public transport” and wrote to all states and…

The ‘bar’ needs to be raised: drinking in licensed venues

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In several places including Newcastle, Kings Cross and the Sydney CBD, trading hour and other restrictions have been placed on licensed venues to reduce the risk of street violence and…

The Olympic Spirit

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It’s that time again- the Olympic Games coming to you live from Rio.  Set with controversy before it even started, there have been whistleblowing confessions from Russian athletes about performance…

Up, up and away!

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A fortnight ago an Australian plane was diverted to Bali, on its path from Sydney to Phuket, to remove six friends who had started a fight on board. They were…

Addressing masculinities should be central to future policy debate on alcohol-related violence

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We liked this article so much we thought we would re-publish it. Kind thanks for the permission NDRI This article was first published in Drug and Alcohol Research Connections. Professor David…

Great power. Great irresponsibility.

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Corporate social responsibility. Great concept, isn’t it? Warm, fuzzy, giving a general impression of ethics, interest and trust. It is also a powerful shield for the alcohol industry. Addiction journal…

Make it easier to seek help

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Many Australian respondents to the 2016 Global Drug Survey (GDS) reported they are drinking too much alcohol, and want to drink less, yet they believe they can’t do so without…