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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…

Hangover doctors to make home visits

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The Hangover Clinic will be sending doctors to Sydney homes to help people get rid of their hangover by providing services like IV drips and vitamin infusions for a minimum…

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

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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…

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…

Upcoming conference: Frontiers in Addiction, 18-21 August in Sydney

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4th APSAAR / 5th IDARS Conference 18-21 August  2015 The Conference will bring together basic scientists, clinical scientists and medical practitioners from the international community to present and discuss the latest…

Cancer Council Victoria launches new campaign

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The author, Craig Sinclair, is Director of Prevention at the Cancer Council Victoria. Every day we hear tragic stories linked to alcohol consumption, including road accidents and family violence. But…

Teaching kids to P.A.R.T.Y.

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In April the ACT government announced funding for the P.A.R.T.Y. program to be trialled in Canberra Hospital. ACT Minister for Health Simon Corbell said the program “takes students into Canberra…

Event: Winter School earlybird registration closing soon

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Earlybird registration for Live Lived Well’s Australian Winter School closes this Friday, with the alcohol and other drug conference this year set to explore the theme of ‘Unleash potential’. Now…

Parents: three things you have to know about planning schoolies

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Around 40,000 schoolies flock to the Gold Coast each year for a well-earned celebration of 13 years of study, and thousands more head to places like Byron Bay, Bali and…