Alcohol harms

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Report

Examining the social and economic costs of alcohol use in Australia: 2017/18

This report is the first national update in a decade of the costs of alcohol use. Using up-to-date methods of calculating costs and including a number of previously uncounted conditions and costs, it is substantially higher than the 2010 estimate of $14.4 billion.
Report

Monitoring alcohol affordability in Aotearoa New Zealand: 2020 update

This report looks at the trends of alcohol prices and affordability in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Report

Alcohol use among teens allowed to drink at home

This snapshot uses data from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) to answer three research questions.
Report

Independent Panel Review into the proposed Dan Murphy’s development in Darwin

The Independent Panel Review was announced by Woolworths Group in December 2020 to review the proposed Dan Murphy’s Darwin development and provide a report to the Woolworths Group Board. This report outlines the findings.
Report

Alcohol-related harm in families and alcohol consumption during COVID-19

This publication is intended to provide the basis for practitioners without specialist alcohol and other drug training to gain a greater understanding of how alcohol consumption changed during COVID-19, to better understand potential alcohol-related harms, and to develop strategies to support clients who may be...
Journal article

Review of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a preventable, lifelong disability. This review provides a comprehensive synthesis of the available information on FASD among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with reference to the limitations on population-based data and evaluated programs.
Report

Risky drinking social worlds in Victoria: a social media analysis

Alcohol use is at the forefront of public health policy in Australia. The findings in this report provide a catalyst for further in-depth and longitudinal analysis of qualitative and quantitative social media data to help policy-makers develop more effective interventions to deal with the problem...
Literature review

Alcohol and mental wellbeing: an evidence summary

This review presents insights into the relationship between alcohol use, mental distress and mental wellbeing based on published research. It highlights risk and protective factors for each and discusses challenges at different stages of the life course.
Evaluation

Community law alcohol harm reduction project

This evaluation relates to the Demonstration Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (AHRP). It aims to empower more deprived communities to better participate in local alcohol licensing procedures introduced under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
Report

Public attitudes on policy interventions to reduce alcohol harm

This report presents the attitudes of New Zealand adults to the SAFER policy interventions from the 2019/20 Alcohol Use in New Zealand Survey (AUiNZ).
Guide

The art of community alcohol management: what local government can do to prevent and minimise alcohol-related harm

This guide has been developed by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) and VicHealth to explore what Victorian local governments can do to prevent and minimise alcohol-related harm, creating safer and healthier communities in their municipalities.
Report

Creating new stories: alcohol culture change through social entrepreneurship

The insights in this report provide particular insights into young people and their views around alcohol culture and late night entertainment.
Guide

Alcohol cultures guide: taking action on risky drinking cultures

This guide supports people to use the VicHealth Alcohol Cultures Framework and take action on risky drinking cultures. The guide has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders involved in delivering and evaluating alcohol culture change projects as part of the VicHealth Alcohol Culture Change...
Report

Alcohol consumption among 14 to 15-year-old Year 10 students, 2012-2018

The Youth Insights Survey monitors Year 10 students’ behaviours, attitudes, and knowledge on a range of health-related topics, including alcohol consumption.
Report

Pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages: approval report – proposal P1050

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed a proposal to consider a mandatory pregnancy warning label on packaged alcoholic beverages. Evidence demonstrates pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages can raise awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and prompt discussion of...
Report

Substance use behaviour among 14 and 15-year-olds: results from a nationally representative survey

This report explores the patterns of individual and comorbid use of substances (alcohol, tobacco or cannabis) among a nationally representative sample of 14 and 15-year-olds in New Zealand.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: More to the story on Nova Peris's claim about the NT's banned drinker register

Labor Party Senator Nova Peris claims alcohol-related emergency department admissions in Northern Territory hospitals increased by 80 per cent in the 14 months after the banned drinker register was scrapped.
Report

The feasibility and utility of using coded ambulance records for a violence surveillance system: a novel pilot study

The primary aim of this study was to pilot the use of coded ambulance clinical records for violence surveillance at the population level, similarly to work done in an established surveillance system of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and mental health-related harms.
Report

Substance and alcohol use data in the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI)

This research was commissioned by the Health Promotion Agency / Te Hiringa Hauora (HPA) to understand and document what data on alcohol use is held within the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). This information will support alcohol and IDI researchers to make better use of the...
Literature review

Understanding alcohol use and subsequent harms in young people: an evidence summary

This evidence review confirms that understanding early drinking behaviour is important, with young people’s patterns of drinking continuing into adulthood. This demonstrates that targeting youth drinking can have implications not only for adolescents’ development in the short-term but also long-term health and wellbeing.