Tag Archives: Underage Drinking

Online Help for Teens That Drink

With many young people using alcohol to cope with mental health issues like anxiety and nervousness, a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program has been developed by the experts at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Research has shown that only 1 in 4 youths seek professional help for their mental health issues but many […]

Should Parents Give Their Children Alcohol ?

As we approach the end of the year, some parents may be considering whether or not they should give their children alcohol. Many parents think that if they provide their kids with alcohol, they will be less likely to go out and binge drink with their friends. Contrary to this commonly held belief,  research out […]

Teenage Drinkers are Fewer but Drink More per Session

According to research, Australian teenagers are drinking an average of 13 alcoholic drinks per session with one in five even experiencing blackouts. Although fewer teens are drinking, those that are drinking are doing so to more alarming and dangerous levels. The new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre showed that almost half […]

Study Shows Teens Avoiding Alcohol and Sex

According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers of today aren’t that interested in alcohol. The psychologists found that teenagers prefer to stay at home and spend their time on social-media apps instead, avoiding alcohol and drugs. The study, which was published in the journal Child Developments, revealed that nowadays […]

Drinking Game Ends in Tragedy

A teenager is dead after playing drinking games with here family and friends on her 18th birthday. A Perth inquest has heard that the teen, Nicole Emily Bicknell, had a fatal blood alcohol reading of 0.319 per cent after playing the drinking games. She consumed large quantities of melon-flavoured liqueur, pre-mixed vodka drinks and 95 […]

Parents Giving Teens Alcohol Increasing Risks

New research by The University of Queensland’s Centre for Youth Substance Abuse has found that parents who provide alcohol to their underage teenagers to try to teach them to drink safely and provide them with a safe environment to drink, may actually be doing more harm than good. Research shows that buying teens alcohol doesn’t […]

Aldis Strick Alcohol Policing to Avoid Underage Drinking

ALDI is one of the alcohol suppliers taking their responsible service of alcohol very seriously. There have been accounts of shoppers being denied their alcohol sales because their underage kids picked up, moved or even just touched the bottle of alcohol. In Shoalhaven, NSW, some stores are refusing to sell alcohol to adults whose kids […]

Avoid Heavy Fines- don’t serve alcohol to teens

One person has been charged with providing alcohol to a minor in WA in the first year of the state government’s secondary supply laws. An awareness campaign has been urged to educate minors and suppliers about the risks of underage drinking. Secondary supply laws carry a maximum penalty of $10,000 for anyone supplying alcohol to […]

Keep Teens Away from Caffeinated Alcohol

According to research caffeinated alcohol is particularly dangerous for teenagers. In fact the study claims energy drinks and alcohol for teenagers is the equivalent of taking cocaine. The research was headed by US scientist Richard Van Rijn, an assistant professor in medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Purdue University. Energy alcohol drinks apparently trigger the […]