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‘Staggering’ results found from taking a month off alcohol

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The results of a U.K study into the effects of abstaining from alcohol for a month have been described as staggering, with considerably reduced risk of liver and cholesterol related…

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…

Another liquor review – have your say

Using social media to create change

Most people were shocked when Volkswagen admitted it falsified emission controls in its diesel engines so they could pass air pollution tests. Volkswagen’s liberty with the truth illustrates the need…

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…

Newcastle Model: are the critics correct?

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Burdened with the embarassment of having the highest rate of alcohol-fuelled violence in NSW a decade ago, the community of Newcastle took bold, successful steps to reclaim their streets and…

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…

Survey suggests we’re drinking more than we were 10 years ago

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A paper in the Medical Journal of Australia that analysed recent National Health Survey figures has found Australians seem to be drinking more than we did when the Survey was…

Video: new campaign from Cancer Council targets alcohol

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A new campaign from the Cancer Council has taken aim squarely at alcohol. The campaign involves several videos, including this one on tips for drinking less: Check our the campaign’s…

Event: great topics at the Australian Winter School

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The Australian Winter School will be held 22-24 July in Brisbane this year, and many of the streams and topics to be discussed will be of particular interest to alcohol…

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…