Many people wrongly assume that cannabis use during pregnancy is safe. Research is increasingly documenting a host of serious health harms from prenatal exposure to cannabis and other substances.
Research shows young people are increasingly rejecting alcohol, especially when compared to older generations. So why does alcohol retain a chokehold on our screens?
Taking a medicine with alcohol can increase effects like sedation, poor hand and eye coordination, dizziness and poor judgement.
Some 17,000 people told us exactly how much they drank, smoked and used illicit drugs. Here’s a unique snapshot of Australians’ vices.
Adults are often confused about the reasons young people are drinking less.
One in six people diagnosed late with alcohol use disorder die on their first admission to hospital.
Fiction offers precious and sobering insights into the impact of alcohol in the lives of women and children.
Improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms of addiction can change how researchers and clinicians approach treatments.
People may be surprised when they read a nutrition label on a bottle of wine. The industry should take note.
The liver has remarkable self-healing powers. But it has limits, so don’t abuse it.
If you wheeze or your skin flushes when you drink alcohol, read on.
The wine industry has a major sustainability problem. Informed consumer choice can help drive real change.
Some alcoholic beverages may affect your bowel motions more than others.
A cup of coffee might help you kick-start your day, but it may actually make painful periods worse. Here’s what else to avoid (and eat) if you have period pain.
The history of whiskey is one of perception, not necessarily quality.
Here’s what’s going on in your body when you drink alcohol just before bedtime. And if you want to drink at the Christmas party, we have some tips on how to protect your sleep.
Small changes, big savings.
Nonalcoholic beer may sound like an oxymoron, but newer techniques are producing tasty, high-quality options in this growing beverage category.
Needle spiking is when a person is injected with a drug without their consent. Reports started to emerge in the UK in 2021 but this has now been reported around the world, including in Australia.
Climate change is seeing more of us with mental health problems and harmful substance use. So we need to start planning now.