Alcohol harms


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...

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.

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.
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.

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...

Pre-drinking behaviour of people in the night-time economy

This report looks at pre-drinking behaviour (the consumption of alcohol before a night out or event) in Hamilton’s Central Business District at night.
Draft report

Draft Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol

These guidelines are intended to help Australians make informed choices about their drinking and provide recommendations for adults, for children and young people under 18 years of age, and for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. The guidelines are also intended to form the evidence...

National alcohol strategy 2019-2028

This strategy document outlines the Australian government's framework to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. It highlights possible actions at the local, state or territory and national levels.

Alcohol home delivery services: an investigation of use and risk

This study is an exploratory examination of online alcohol delivery services, based on a self-selected sample of people who use them. The data presented should not be interpreted as population prevalence estimates, but do provide important information on the ways in which these services are...