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Doctors Say Working Australian Mums Seeking Help for Drinking

Australian health experts say Australian mums are increasingly seeking help for drinking. Experts say the gap between how much males drink compared with females is narrowing and more and more mothers are asking doctors for help, as they “self-medicate” with alcohol. Although more women are seeking help for alcohol problems, they aren’t going to AA […]

Medications You shouldn’t Mix with Alcohol

Although some people swear by a hot toddy to cure a cold, experts say the mixture of alcohol and common prescription drugs can be dangerous. In a Readers Digest article Aaron White, PhD, senior advisor to the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) said that the number of Americans ending […]

Alcohol Delivery for Teenagers A Concern

Concerns are mounting over teenagers ordering alcohol online. Some of the websites delivering alcohol to homes are Airtasker, Jimmy Brings and Liquoroo which require a credit card and a smart phone. Although the law requires users to be over the age of 18, some accounts can be made with fake birthdays which don’t require verification […]

The Damaging Effects of Drinking Everyday for a Month

Although we’ve heard about the benefits of drinking moderately, research has emerged that shows drinking everyday for a month can have devastating effects on the body. The rule of thumb seems to be, to have at least one day a week when you abstain from alcohol completely. Here’s what happens to the body when we […]

Ways to Reduce Problematic Drinking

If your drinking is a little out of control or maybe you’re planning to cut down for health reasons, it’s not easy but there are some things you can do to make it a little simpler, Create a support network around yourself. This can help keep you accountable and help you stay on track. In […]

Pilbara Alcohol Restrictions – Helpful or Inconvenient

Locals in Pilbara are angry with alcohol restrictions which they call inconvenient and ineffective, however WA’s liquor chief says he will remain open to modifying tough new laws in the Pilbara region if needed. Locals took to social media to vent their frustrations at the restrictions to be introduced region-wide from the end of March. […]

Study finds Link between Alcohol Ads and Risky Teen Drinking

Experts at VicHealth, Cancer Council Victoria and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), say teenagers’ exposure to alcohol advertising encourages them to participate in “risky drinking” behaviour. Although alcohol advertising on television has shrunk dramatically, a recent study of thousands of Australian high school students over more than 10 years has found that […]

Drink without Destroying Your Diet

We’ve often heard that alcohol contains empty calories, providing no nutritional benefits but holding a lot of calories, so naturally it can have an impact on our diet. According to a nutritionist, gram for gram alcohol provides 29 kilojoules (protein and carbs have 17, while fat has 38). The typical serving size of wine in […]

Next Day Drinking Anxiety and Why it Hits

Is your day-after-drinking hangover usually accompanied by feelings of anxiety, if so you’re not alone. According to a professor from Curtin University, Professor Nicole Lee, drinking disrupts the chemicals in your brain. When we drink we have a surge of dopamine which is the feel-good neurotransmitter. But the next day all our chemicals and hormones […]

Safety Campaign Tackles Drunk Drowning

A summer safety campaign aims to stop drunk drownings which spike over the warmer seasons in Australia. Data from the Royal Life Saving Society shows that 2760 men lost their lives due to drowning over the past 15 years between 1 July 2003 and 30 June 2018, and 18 per cent of those deaths were […]