alcohol

Teaching teens the truth about alcohol
Teaching teens the truth about alcohol August 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High school students are being challenged to think critically about alcohol advertising, as they take part in an innovative new program designed to counter alcohol industry messages. The media literacy program, known as Game Changer+, will be introduced in selected ... Read More »

Young people drinking less
Young people drinking less July 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report by Australia’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La Trobe looked at trends in alcohol consumption across the nation and uncovered a stark generational shift responsible for declining drinking rates. The dry charge is being led by ... Read More »

Drunkorexia (less food more cocktails), Australian female university students’ dangerous diet
Drunkorexia (less food more cocktails), Australian female university students’ dangerous diet July 13, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Studies have shown drunkorexia to be a prevalent and dangerous trend among young people in the US but the first empirical study with Australian girls shows the problem is actually more severe in Australia with nearly 60% of female university students ... Read More »

Risks associated with FIFO life
Risks associated with FIFO life June 27, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Partners of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers have higher levels of emotional problems than other parents in the community, and are at a greater risk of using harsh discipline with their children, University of Queensland research suggests. School of Psychology’s Parenting ... Read More »

How much booze are parents buying for their kids?
How much booze are parents buying for their kids? May 15, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Although 74% of Australian 14-year-olds have tried alcohol, parents have cut down markedly on purchasing booze for their children. Associate Professor Adrian Kelly of The University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research analysed survey data across 15 years ... Read More »

60 per cent of bottle shops sell alcohol to teens without checking ID
60 per cent of bottle shops sell alcohol to teens without checking ID May 2, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s bottle shops are selling alcohol to teenagers without checking their age, a Deakin University study has found. Researchers with Deakin’s Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) monitored 350 bottle shops throughout the country to check sales to ... Read More »

Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years
Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years March 20, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The number of at-risk adolescents in drug and alcohol treatment programs who reported taking methamphetamines doubled in the five years to 2014, new research shows. Almost 60% of young people entering rehab at the Ted Noffs Foundation residential drug and ... Read More »

Make 2016 an alcohol free year, for the kids
Make 2016 an alcohol free year, for the kids February 12, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Deakin University health experts are calling on parents to make 2016 an alcohol free year, for their kids. “Parents play a key role in how their kids view alcohol consumption. We therefore encourage all parents to help their kids reach ... Read More »

Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos
Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos February 2, 2016 (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

UK teens are heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images and lyrics in digital YouTube music videos, say researchers at the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at The University of Nottingham. The study, published today in the Journal of ... Read More »

Young people and the dangers of mixing energy drinks
Young people and the dangers of mixing energy drinks December 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers are urging young people not to drink caffeinated energy drinks and not to mix them with alcohol after study highlights consumption habits. Professor Simone Pettigrew, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, said previous research had identified the ... Read More »







 
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