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Celebrate, inebriate and commiserate

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By now everyone must know Leicester City, a minnow in British soccer, won the Premier League Football Championship. At season start it was an impossible dream for the small, comparatively…

Kingston Liquor Accord aims to curb dangerous drinking

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Moorabbin Superintendent Bruce Wemyss has launched a new Kingston Liquor Accord to encourage responsible service and consumption of alcohol. The accord has received more than a dozen signatures by local…

Do community alcohol prevention programs work?

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Changing people’s behaviours is the holy grail in health promotion. Whether it’s encouraging people to make better food choices, being vigilant for disease symptoms or reducing the amount they drink,…

The truth behind drinking figures

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A recent article in The Conversation makes an interesting point – although 92% of Australians self-identify as responsible drinkers, 43% of us have vomited while drunk, and 75% of us…

It’s time we got on the same (Facebook) page

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As health promoters, we know we can’t ever expect to spend the same dollars that big booze companies do on encouraging us to drink. It’s hard to compete directly with…

Here’s a tip: quit the sips

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One question we’re always asked is why do we have a problem with alcohol in Australia and the Europeans don’t? Parents who ask this question often refer to the ‘European’…

We know what works. Let’s do it.

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Today’s GrogWatch article was written by Tony Brown. Tony is an Australian lawyer and community advocate for proven alcohol harm prevention measures. In 2008 he voluntarily led the local community…

WA’s Samantha Menezes – secondary supply laws success at last

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Perth mother Samantha Menezes has been driving a campaign to introduce Secondary Supply (teen drinking) laws in Western Australia for nearly two years. Last week the WA Government announced they would introduce…

Schoolies: a rite of passage – or a wrong?

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This GrogWatch guest post comes courtesy of Nicqui Yazdi, the coordinator of the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Byron Schoolies HUB. She’s also the Team Leader of BUDDI –…

Don’t give them alcohol – their brains are still developing

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If you are a regular reader of GrogWatch you will know that we advocate that people under the age of 18 years should not drink alcohol at all and should…