University students had high rates of mental health issues before the pandemic. The additional stressors of COVID-19 and social isolation will make them even more vulnerable over the winter.
Buddy circles expand on the concept of a designated driver, encompassing other substances and risks — including COVID-19 and social media — to build a harm mitigation strategy for the 21st century.
Beer was extremely popular in ancient Mesopotamia. Sipped through straws, it differed from today’s beer and was enjoyed by people from all walks of life.
New research shows Australians are becoming more open to less punitive responses to drug use.
Young New Zealanders are less likely to use cannabis than their 1990s counterparts. But if New Zealand decides to legalise recreational use, teens will have easier access.
Around 30% of people who start FebFast don't make it through the month without alcohol. But you can increase your chances with careful planning and good support.
The era of Prohibition, which began in 1920 and ended in 1933, left many legacies – more modest drinking was not among them.
Parents' substance use affects children's physical, psychological, cognitive, social and economic well-being, a new review of the research has found.
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.
Regional deprivation is causing thousands of northerners – especially men – to die young each year.
Easy access to alcohol and exposure to alcohol advertisements affect social and health outcomes.
Drinking among older adults is up. And while overdrinking may not pose an immediate threat of overdose, it is not healthy for seniors, many of whom take several medications and are at risk for falls.
Research shows that up to 40% of adults aged 50 and over are hazardous drinkers. For men in this age group this increases to almost 50%.
From black coffee to a hair of the dog – here's the science behind popular hangover remedies.
A Sept. 14 report on drug use suggested that opioid use has declined. But troubling trends in drinking among teens and young adults stood out. An addiction specialist explains the unique dangers.
Binge drinking rises during March Madness among male college students who attend schools that made it to the men's basketball tournament. Researchers take a deeper look at the reasons why.
A snapshot of Australian teens shows most doing well, but as a group they are still plagued by suicide risk, self-harm and mental health problems.
More Australians over 50 are drinking and taking drugs than ever before. Here's why that can be a problem.
The morning after can be tough. But company sometimes eases the pain.
The increase in cases of non-communicable diseases in developing countries has led to an emerging pattern of high levels of multimorbidity.