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Alcoholism

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Report

Seeing the clear light of day: expert reference group on decriminalising public drunkenness

This report has been prepared by the expert reference group appointed to advise the Victorian government on the decriminalisation of public drunkenness and the development of an alternative health-based response.
Submission

NAAJA submission: Liquor Bill 2019

This submission to the 2019 Liquor Bill draws on the cultural authority of an Aboriginal board which governs North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) as an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation.
Report

Demand study for alcohol treatment services in the Northern Territory

This report is a mixed-methods research project examining the current Northern Territory alcohol treatment services system. It provides an assessment of how much treatment is currently provided; how much should be provided to meet current demand; and the challenges, barriers and opportunities associated with the...
Report

Alcohol purchasing behaviour of drinkers

This report from SHORE & Whariki Research Centre examines patterns of purchasing of alcohol in New Zealand, including late night purchasing, from on and off licensed premises, using survey data from 2015.
Report

The prevalence of hazardous drinking in older New Zealanders

In a national survey of older adults, we compared the classification of hazardous versus non-hazardous drinkers based on the AUDIT-C and the Comorbidity Alcohol Risk Evaluation Tool (CARET).
Report

New Zealanders’ alcohol consumption patterns across the lifespan

This report by Massey University and the University of Auckland looked at the initiation of alcohol use, the patterns of alcohol use across the lifespan, and transitions from hazardous to non-hazardous drinking.
Report

Trends in affordability of alcohol in New Zealand

Increasing the price of cheap alcohol, such as through excise taxes or minimum pricing schemes, is an important tool in a package of measures that governments can use to reduce alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm. This report investigates trends over time in alcohol prices and...
Journal article

Chronic alcohol abuse

Introduction Alcohol is one of the most widely used drugs in Australia. According to the 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS), about four out of five Australians aged ≥14 years consumed alcohol in the previous year, and 6.5% did so on a daily basis...
Report

Establishing the connection: interventions linking service responses for sexual assault with drug or alcohol use/abuse: final report

Overview This study examined the intersections between alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and sexual victimisation and trauma, how both support sectors currently work together, and how they can respond more effectively to the needs of those affected. The study found that: Participants from both...
Position paper

Hidden harm: targeting alcohol's impact on children and families

In the lead up to the 2 July 2016 election, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is calling on all major political parties to address alcohol’s hidden harm.