Alcohol is always in the headlines. Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and current affairs about alcohol, alcohol-related harm, and community responses.
Drinking alcohol with parents does not protect teenagers from engaging in risky drinking behaviour, a new studyby the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW has found. Read full article here: https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/news/drinking-parents-does-not-prevent-later-risky-drinking
A new report has found a worrying number of people are ‘preloading’ with drinks before heading into Mackay’s entertainment precinct. Read the full article here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-18/report-finds-many-mackay-revellers-preloading-with-alcohol/6950768
Perth pubs and nightclubs can now keep their doors open longer on Sundays under new liquor laws that come into effect this weekend. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/wa-news/perth-sunday-session-trading-hours-extended-20151117-gl0yml.html#ixzz3rstJ1XNY
These disorders pervade every stratum of society. It is not simply a diagnosis of the disadvantaged. Read full article here: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-hidden-problem-is-more-pervasive-than-we-thought-20151103-gkpr7e.html
Labor’s plan to revise lockout laws will significantly reduce levels of alcohol-fuelled violence, Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath says. Read full article here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-08/revised-lockout-laws-will-curb-alcohol-fuelled-violence-ag-says/6922240
Australians are breaking the law by supplying alcohol to under-age drinkers because they do not believe they will get caught, a study shows. Read the full article here: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/30044120/parents-break-liquor-law-by-giving-to-children/
In the east Kimberley town of Kununurra, it is not difficult to find a drink.
The northern West Australian regional centre of 7000 is also racked by high alcoholism, drug use and alcohol-related violence rates among its large Aboriginal population.
Across the UK, Freshers Week 2015 has been notable for its squeaky-clean schedule. Instead of cheesy pop nights powered by £2 shots, first year students have been treated to a line-up of alcohol-free shisha lounges and dry silent discos. Read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/student-life/11874429/The-rise-of-the-sober-students-Freshers-Week-has-never-been-so-teetotal.html
Alcohol industry self-regulation under fire as report reveals year’s worst alcohol advertising, including Instagram accounts that are accessible by children.
Can a “big weekend” make people more susceptible to illness? Read the full article here: https://theconversation.com/could-a-weekend-of-binge-drinking-worsen-your-cold-45975