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Poll Reveals Australians Confused about Alcohol Risk

A recent poll revealed that 9 out of 10 Australians consider themselves “responsible drinkers”, despite a quarter of respondents drinking to get drunk at least once a month. The number of drinkers who drink alcohol to get drunk has significantly increased in the last decade, together with alcohol related harm. Experts say people are confused […]

New Drink Driving Rules in NSW

NSW has introduced tough new drink-driving laws which will result in people caught driving over the alcohol limit to have their licence immediately suspended. Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance recently announced the new penalties for any driver, even if they are a first time offender or low-range offender. Offending drivers will receive an immediate […]

Dublin’s First Alcohol-free Pub

Ireland’s first alcohol free bar has opened in Dublin and there’s no food or alcohol on the menu but plenty of no-alcohol spirits, beers, wines and cocktails. Owner of the Virgin Mary Bar, Vaughan Yates said the venue is definitely a bar and not a cafe opening between 4pm and 11pm. He explains that lower […]

Tips To Alcohol-Free Travel

Have you considered going alcohol free on your next holiday, not only for your safety but also who wants to waste time nursing a hangover when they’re on holiday. A recent article on Abc.net.au gave some advice for people who want to have a good time on holiday minus the alcohol. Develop a strategy to […]

Parents Are Still The Main Source of Alcohol to Children

Alarmingly, despite repeated health warnings parents are still the main source of alcohol for high school students. Health warnings about the harmful effects of drinking on children are being ignored by parents who are giving their underaged children alcohol. A surprising 43 per cent of children between 12 and 17 years old were given their […]

Study Links Alcohol and Obesity to Breast Cancer

According to health experts from the University of NSW, regular consumption of alcohol and excessive weight gain are major factors in the development of breast cancer. The scientists predicted that by 2030 excessive alcohol and weight gain will be responsible for about 30,000 cases of breast cancer. Researchers found that drinking alcohol will contribute to […]

Alcohol Licensee Gets Life Ban

The former licensee of a club in Sydney has been given a lifetime ban from the liquor industry for multiple licence breaches including allowing cocaine use at the venue. According to The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority the licensee had exhibited one of the worst records of non-compliance ever. In addition to the ban […]

Bullied Teens Turn to Alcohol and Drugs to Cope

A survey conducted by ReachOut found that alcohol was being used to cope with bullying by teenagers and young adults. There have been renewed calls for bullying to be recognised as a national health problem after ReachOut found that 16 per cent of people between the ages of 14 and 25 used drugs and alcohol […]