Alcohol contributes to significant health, social and economic burdens worldwide, but evidence-based policy options can reduce the harm associated with alcohol use. The aim of this paper is to understand factors influencing public support for various alcohol policies in New South Wales, and to determine...
Examining social class as it relates to heuristics women use to determine the trustworthiness of information regarding the link between alcohol and breast cancer risk
High rates of alcohol consumption by midlife women, despite the documented risks associated with breast cancer, varies according to social class. However, we know little about how to develop equitable messaging regarding breast cancer prevention that takes into consideration class differences in the receipt and...
The development and implementation of alcohol policy: anthropological insights on translation from the global (the World Health Organization) to the local (Indigenous Australia)
In this paper, the author explores the challenges of implementing policy advice when moving from the global (in the form of the World Health Organization) to the local (Australian Indigenous communities). The paper also examines change in societal policies, compares experiences across societies, and tracks...
While alcohol reduction campaigns ask us to check our relationship with alcohol, emphasising the role it can play in causing violence and disease, this research has found many Australian women view alcohol in a different way. Many don’t see alcohol as only a bad thing...
Reducing the harm from alcohol by regulating cross-border alcohol marketing, advertising and promotion: a technical report
This comprehensive report details the full extent of the way that alcohol is being marketed across national borders – often by digital means – and often regardless of the social, economic or cultural environment in receiving countries.
This paper discusses proposals to halve the beer excise in Australia. The authors suggest it could cost around a billion dollars over the next five years and undermine policies to reduce the abuse of alcohol.
This document reports on New Zealand drug consumption trends for the year 2021.
Lifestyle interventions through participatory research: a mixed-methods systematic review of alcohol and other breast cancer behavioural risk factors
The carcinogenic nature of alcohol has been known for over twenty years; however, this has failed to translate into significant behavioural, practice, or policy change. This systematic review examines peer-reviewed research studies where participants were involved in the research process and the outcomes related to...
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.
This report looks at the trends of alcohol prices and affordability in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
The Youth Insights Survey monitors Year 10 students’ behaviours, attitudes, and knowledge on a range of health-related topics, including alcohol consumption.
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.