COVID-19 is not only disrupting services for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and their families, but may also be linked to an increase in rates due to an uptick in alcohol use.
Further evidence about the harms of alcohol has accumulated over the past decade since the last guidelines were released.
New draft guidelines recommend limiting alcohol consumption to no more than ten standard drinks per week and no more than four standard drinks on any one day.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not just what you drink, but the way that you drink it.
The science shows that it’s not just how much you drink, it’s what you drink it with.
The new alcohol guidelines are just a bit of social drama acted out by the media.
Free to take our own risks.
The Victorian reformer was something of an expert on the “nanny state”.
There is no safe limit of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
The UK government are finally waking up to the problem of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
When it comes to getting us to quaffing less, the bottle of plonk is a surprisingly awkward customer.
After all the unsuccessful years of educating us about drinking units, maybe it’s time to start giving the advice in bottles, glasses and pints.
Rarely a day passes without another horror story about the UK’s drinking problem: alcohol-related violence, debauchery in city centres, record demand on A&E resources, a liver disease epidemic and…