Schoolies is a rite of passage for many Australian teenagers as they finish their exams and leave school. But are you prepared?
Schoolies and other leavers’ celebrations are a chance for teenagers to exert their independence and experiment with their identity as a young adult. And yes, you can help without losing your cool.
Cocaine and alcohol combine to create a deadly chemical known as cocaethylene.
Australia’s drinking guidelines are currently under review.
Drinking guidelines are based on the levels of alcohol consumption the latest research says can be harmful. But these guidelines don’t necessarily suit the alcohol industry.
Colleges throughout the nation are beset with problems of alcohol and hazing on campus.
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Colleges and universities have banned fraternities from campus to stave off problem drinking and hazing incidents. But a researcher says those problems are deeper than any campus ban can solve.
Research estimates that each year some 15,000 deaths, 90,000 hospital admissions and 240,000 years of life lost are directly attributable to alcohol use.
Alcohol is classified by the World Health Organization as a Class 1 carcinogen. Our next federal government must step up with an Alcohol Act and a strategy to reduce harms from this recreational drug.
Approximately 1 in 10 people over 65 engage in binge drinking.
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Providing support and treatment might help reduce harmful drinking behaviours in seniors.
Cheaper than it’s ever been.
Alcohol in shops is now more affordable than it has been at any point in the last 30 years.
Actor Roger Moore poses with a martini after learning he would play the British secret agent James Bond.
To celebrate National Vodka Day, a food historian debunks myths and highlights unknown facts about one of America’s favorite liquors.
New research suggests the partners of UK military personnel may experience greater levels of depression and binge-drinking compared to women in the general population.
Drinking alcohol isn’t the only cause of high blood alcohol levels.
Drunk without drinking? Liver damage without drinking? Gut bacteria might be the cause.
Slum residents were said to do less exercise because of cheap motorcycle taxis.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
‘To gut microbes.’
We found that drinking red wine is linked with an increase in gut bacteria diversity.
You’ve no one to blame but yourself, according to science.
Young people are going teetotal but older generations are failing to follow in their sober footsteps.
Fortitude Valley is unique in Australia for its concentration of live music venues, like The Valley Drive In, in one small neighbourhood.
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The good news is that the growth of live music continued under Queensland’s liquor licensing reforms. The bad news is that venues rely on late-night alcohol sales to cover costs.
Parents’ substance use affects children’s physical, psychological, cognitive, social and economic well-being, a new review of the research has found.
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Specific challenges must be addressed in the older population who are at risk from alcohol abuse.
Drinking one less pint of beer a week could cut the risk of cardiovascular disease by almost half.
Teens who see drinking on TV are more likely to drink themselves.
Teens who see alcohol on TV are more likely to drink. A marketing professor explains how to counter this phenomenon.
The clearest change following the introduction of 24-hour public transport was that people were observed to be getting more intoxicated.
A program aimed at getting people home safely has cost A$300 million but has had little impact, aside from increased intoxication in CBD venues. Rates of assaults and road crashes are much the same.