You might think it’s fine to have a few with friends before heading for a night out, but alcohol-related harms actually increase with pre-drinking.
Our study found women aren’t necessarily aware of the link between alcohol and breast cancer. And even when they are, they aren’t always able to ‘choose’ to quit.
Sociologist Marcus Anthony Hunter found that for Black patrons of a Black nightclub, the ‘nightly round’ mitigated the impacts of spatial and social isolation.
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If bars are forced to restrict people’s movement in our post-coronavirus pandemic world, they will lose some of their most important social functions.
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Shifts in how alcohol is viewed by young people shows that excessive drinking doesn’t have to be the default way of socialising.
Queenslanders are drinking heavily when they go out and breathalyser tests show most don’t realise how drunk they are.
Even after ‘Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence’ policies took effect in 2016, Queenslanders still drink more heavily on nights out. Reported levels of aggression are higher than in other states too.
A recent study found people link different alcohol types to different emotional states.
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Some people believe different drinks make them feel differently. But the effect alcohol has on your mood depends on factors like where you are drinking it and how you’re feeling at the time.
Alcohol use is traditionally higher among men than women but new evidence suggests this is changing.
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.
Alcohol is a big part of our culture, but how do you know if you’re drinking too much?
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.
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Mere economic models don’t take into account the full complexity of our relationship with alcohol.
Our visions of the future embrace huge, glittering cities, but Sydney has a case of the little town blues.
The city, with its carnivalesque excesses, has long been a muse for artists. But Sydney’s lockout laws infantilise its citizens and stifle activity.
Caravaggio’s 1595 masterpiece Bacchus.
In a letter to the Abbe Morellet in 1779, Benjamin Franklin mused that the strategic location of the elbow is proof that God desires us to drink wine. After all, had God placed the elbow lower on the arm…
Attitudes towards alcohol in Scotland are changing.
Scotland is often portrayed as a place where heavy drinking comes as part of the furniture, yet it seems the Scottish public are less and less inclined to agree. New results from the Scottish Social Attitudes…
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The media are aflutter about a new drinking game. The aim of “neknomination” is to down a pint, then tell some of your friends to do the same. Or as students call it, Wednesday night. This time, however…
Researchers have come up with four common “drinking types”: the initiator, the follower, the moderator and the protector…