New Scottish alcoholic liver disease figures show how far country's problem is from being under control.
Heavy drinking causes brain changes that make you want to drink more. But using a virus to deliver a gene into specific neurons in the brain may be a way to mitigate those changes.
Women are catching up to men in rates of alcohol consumption and this has important implications for how we think about our community response to harmful alcohol use.
Physician Health Programs are intended to help doctors with substance abuse disorders and mental health problems. But that's not always what happens.
It's important to know the recommendations on drinking to ensure we're not drinking too much for our own health and for the safety of others.
A review of Sydney's lockout laws found the objective of reducing alcohol- and drug-related assaults and anti-social behaviour remain valid, and the measures introduced are achieving this.
Germans like beer, French people wine and Italians coffee. Right?
Hard living and formative years during which health issues were understood less than today are coming home to roost.
Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.
Rural workplaces often tacitly encourage excessive drinking and even drugtaking.
Smartphone apps can help people cut back on the amount of alcohol they drink. But is it nagging apps or gentle persuiasion that people prefer?
Almost three in four Australian children consume too much sugar, 91.5% of young people don't get enough exercise, and we're among the most obese people in the world.
Recent animal studies show the developing embryo is highly susceptible to environmental changes and the actions of the mother in early stages of pregnancy.
Does a post-workout pint undo all the health benefits?
Awareness of social factors, such as society's perpetuation of masculinity, are critical to understanding the interconnections between trauma, disadvantage and substance abuse in young men.
Most risky drinking happens at home, so policies need to focus on the price of alcohol sold off-premises rather than lockout and other venue-based laws.
Mere economic models don't take into account the full complexity of our relationship with alcohol.
Heightening liquor regulation has for centuries been the immediate response of urban policymakers when confronted with people and behaviours deemed socially undesirable.
Since the earliest days of British colonisation, authorities have sought to limit the problems associated with alcohol by licensing its sale and limiting the times and places where it is drunk.
Legal highs are now illegal in the the UK but why has it taken so long for the law to be changed?