‘Liking’ Alcohol Linked To Risky Drinking

Pixabay Images Young Australians who "like" or "follow" alcohol brands on social media are twice as likely to drink at risky levels than those who do not, according to new research. The results have led to calls from public health experts for a re-evaluation of alcohol and social media regulations in Australia. "Australian [...]

Scientists Discover Neural Factors That Can Help Identify Adolescents At Risk For Alcohol Consumption

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified 34 neural factors that predict adolescent alcohol consumption. The list, based upon complex algorithms analyzing data from neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging studies, was significantly more accurate —approximately 74 percent — than demographic information alone. A mix of social, psychological and biological mechanisms [...]

Alcohol Advertising In Sport: Influence And Irony

Encounter Youth In Australia, alcohol advertisements are not permitted on TV during times that children are likely to be watching, usually defined as between 7:00am and 8:30pm[1]. There is however, one glaring exception to this rule: alcohol advertising in sport. As long as it is during a sport broadcast, alcohol is free to [...]

Underage Drinking: What Should Parents Know?

Encounter Youth As a parent of two young children, I have become increasingly aware of how many questions parents have, as well as the countless conflicting opinions on how to raise a child well. My children are not teenagers yet, so I have not yet had to deal with the delicate topic of [...]

Drinking: When Is It Safe?

“What’s the safe age to start drinking?” This is a very common question that students, teachers and parents ask when talking about the risks of drinking. Whilst the legal age for drinking in Australia is 18 years, there are many different opinions about when and how it is safest for a person to try alcohol [...]

Aussie Teens More Likely To Drink And Take Drugs Than Migrants

When Susan Sohn's teenagers go out she warns them: "If I even suspect you're not doing the right thing I will show up – and I don't care about your reputation." The Canadian mother believes firm boundaries and open lines of communication are the reasons she has never had serious issues with Sophia or Gabriel drinking or taking [...]

Yes, Parents This Stupid Really Do Exist

A Californian dad went a little too far when he tried to win the 'cool dad' contest by hosting a wild party for his teenage daughter. Jeff Lake, 48, was arrested by San Diego police, for hosting a party where underage people drink alcohol. The birthday party was in celebration of Olivia turning 18, and boasted [...]

Alarm over child drinking, multiple liquor outlets

Children as young as 12 who live in areas saturated with liquor outlets are more likely to drink than their peers, researchers say. A study of more than 10,000 high school students has found many are illegally being sold alcohol from takeaway liquor shops. Children between 12 and 14 who live close to many take-away [...]

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Underage Alcohol Abuse Rises

Underage drinking has become increasingly popular among high school and college students, and so have the costs of care for underage drinkers who go too far. Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) show that an increase in underage drinking has been seen [...]

Liquorland shamed over reckless drinking ads

Liquorland has been found in breach of a voluntary code of practice in its TV advertising, with the chain's ads accused of encouraging binge drinking, underage drinking and portraying an improper link between alcohol and sport. via Liquorland shamed over reckless drinking ads.