Ad sends poor message

7th June 2017 •   posted in

The Act on Alcohol Team are dismayed with an alcohol advertisement placed directly outside a State School in North Brisbane a couple of weeks ago. The McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth who run the Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) contacted Act on Alcohol and informed us that they received a complaint from Read more..

Alcohol and your children

1st March 2017 •   posted in

young people, children, kids

Have you ever talked to your children about alcohol?  Do you ever reflect on your own drinking and how much you drink in front of your kids? Working on the Act on Alcohol program has made me reflect on my own alcohol intake.  I grew up in South Australia in the days when wineries gave Read more..

Call to reform Australia’s alcohol laws

20th February 2017 •   posted in
An increase in alcohol taxation, a reduction in the hours of alcohol sales, and changes to how alcohol is promoted are all needed to reduce alcohol-related harm, a public health policy expert has argued. Professor Wayne Hall of The University of Queensland’s Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research said state and federal governments had a Read more..

Unique effects of caffeinated alcohol consumption in adolescents

2nd June 2016 •   posted in

Heavy joint consumption of highly caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol has become more common among adolescents/young adults, and has been associated with an increase of hazardous behaviors. However, virtually no research has explored caffeine and alcohol co-consumption or its long-term consequences in adolescent animals. This animal study seeks to understand the neurobehavioral consequences of this Read more..