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I don’t need another app for a boozier life

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“Have you forgotten something?” the pop-up window asked as I finished my online grocery order. The pop-up had a special that caught my eye: two boxes of Carlton Pure Blonde…

Using Instagram to discover underage drinking patterns

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Social media platform Instagram can be used as a tool for researching youth drinking patterns, according to a recent study in the United States. The photo-sharing app reached 400 million…

Podcast: Young people, alcohol and the media

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One of the more welcome trends in global alcohol consumption is that young people seem to be drinking less than ever. We’ve got strong indications that this global trend is…

With alcohol advertising hitting home runs in the digital space, we need to step up to the plate

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Smartphones, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are now being used in alcohol advertising to engage consumers like never before. Alcohol marketers’ use of social media means they’re no longer relying on…

A capital idea: Secondary supply served in ACT

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Legislation to introduce a ‘secondary supply’ law was moved in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) parliament last week: the ACT is to ban supply of alcohol to young people unless…

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…

New research shows booze brands breach their own codes

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The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education has released a new report showing that major alcohol brands are violating their own self-regulated marketing codes when it comes to online promotions. The…

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…

Community funding: Don’t need drinks to dance

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One of the eight ideas developed from the ABC Heywire Regional Youth Summit was focused on reducing alcohol abuse, and now communities are able to apply for funding to put that idea…

App review: Green Book Directory

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This is a useful service directory for people in Western Australia who want to find an alcohol and other drug or mental health service. It’s simple to use. You can…