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Athletes Aren’t the Only Role Models in Sport

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I’m not from Australia originally, but since arriving I’ve come to embrace this continent’s unique sport of Aussie Rules Football. I enjoyed a Friday night game at a friend’s house…

Has alcohol hijacked our nightlife?

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Since the release of On the Beach (1959), Melbourne – and more widely Australia – has been fiercely asserting itself against actor Ava Gardner’s slight. Apocryphally, she described Melbourne as…

Why clickbait makes great headlines but terrible advice

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Grogwatch welcomes all our readers back from the summer break. After the seasonal festivities of Christmas and New Year, and the heavy consumption of food and drink that accompanies it,…

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…

Event: An introduction to AOD prevention within communities

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The Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office is hosting a training course on preventing AOD problems within communities. The course is designed for service providers who have a…

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…

NSW Premier talks alcohol advertising

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NSW Premier Mike Baird spoke about the need to combat alcohol-related advertising last Wednesday at the Take Kare gala dinner – a fundraiser for the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation. Thomas…

Video: Don’t be that guy

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Can a cup of coffee sober you up? Can a few litres of water? How about some greasy food? The Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) and Condobilin Youth Volunteers have…

A personal reflection on turning down a drink

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This week GrogWatch publishes a personal musing from one of the Australian Drug Foundation’s own staff. **** “Go a month or two without any wine” my trainer said to me, “it’s an…