Stopping harm

caused by alcohol

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to stop the harm caused by alcohol.  Alcohol harm in Australia is significant. Nearly 6,000 lives are lost every year and more than 144,000 people are hospitalised making alcohol one of our nation’s greatest preventative health challenges.

As a leading advocate of evidence-based research, FARE contributes to policies and programs that support the public good, while holding the alcohol industry to account. FARE works with leading researchers, communities, governments, health professionals and frontline service providers to bring about change and reduce alcohol harm.

Health promotion campaigns

FARE develops and advocates for policies and programs that work. We undertake and communicate world-leading research to governments and decision-makers to advance and inform strategies to prevent alcohol harm in Australia. We educate and mobilise Australian communities and organisations to work collectively together. And we defend the public interest, promoting open decision-making and holding the alcohol industry to account.

FARE in the news

FARE is the only independent organisation focussed exclusively on alcohol harm in Australia. We follow and contribute to meaningful discussions about alcohol consumption, attitudes, behaviours, treatment, education, alcohol-related harms and policies. Our goal is to ensure that the Foundation’s policy positions and advocacy efforts are articulated and broadcast widely, that our evidence-based research is understood and accessible, and that the outstanding work of the organisations and individuals we partner with is showcased.

Kristen Davidson urges a pregnant pause for mums-to-be

A new campaign begins today, encouraging ACT businesses and organisations to become Pregnant Pause Community Heroes and join a growing network that supports mums-to-be having alcohol-free pregnancies. Pregnant Pause is a thriving community of pregnant women and their partners, support people, families and friends, focused on support and awareness that there is no "safe" amount of drinking, no "safe" alcohol-strength and no "safe" time during pregnancy to drink alcohol.

Fears over alcohol advertising during COVID-19 pandemic

The alcohol industry has been accused of taking advantage of a global health crisis by bombarding drinkers with online advertising and marketing.

Drinking more during iso?

Experts are concerned about a "deluge" of alcohol advertising during lock down encouraging unhealthy drinking. In just one hour on a Friday night, 107 sponsored alcohol advertisements were displayed on a user's Facebook and Instagram accounts, around one every 35 seconds.

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Media release


FARE weekly newsletter 10 July 2020

Next week, Food Forum Ministers will meet to decide whether they endorse an evidence-based red, black and white warning label or allow the watered-down version being pushed by the alcohol lobby. 

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©2020 Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education
PO Box 19 Deakin ACT 2600 | 02 6122 8600
ABN 91 096 854 385
Privacy Statement | Terms & Conditions