Fathers and alcohol consumption during pregnancy

9th March 2017 •   posted in

father, pregnant, baby, infant, conception, pregnancy, social, alcohol

Alcohol consumption during preconception and pregnancy is generally considered to be the prospective mother’s responsibility, with many current international alcohol policy guidelines recommending the reduction or non-use of alcohol by pregnant women. However, research suggests that decisions about alcohol use can often be influenced by others, in particular the prospective father. The National Drug Research 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..

That time of the year: Schoolies!

13th October 2016 •   posted in

“Schoolies’ Week” is the event that terrifies parents of the 25 000 to 35 000 Year 12 students who are finishing school and flocking to the Gold Coast. Although last year’s week-long event saw a 60% reduction in arrests, there is still a high risk of alcohol misuse and alcohol-related harm during the celebration. With Read more..