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Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere? Addressing physical availability of alcohol in Australia and the UK

This report compares and assesses the policies that regulate the physical availability of alcohol in Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Stemming the tide of alcohol: Liquor licensing and the public interest

This book provides comprehensive information about the regulation of Australian alcohol markets, and tools and interventions that have the potential to reduce alcohol harm.

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Patterns and trends of alcohol abuse within the Vietnamese community in Melbourne

This research program sought to comprehensively investigate and analyse the patterns of alcohol consumption; reasons for drinking alcohol and the context of its use; the effects of drinking alcohol and any associated problems such as debt, gambling, drink-driving, and violence; and the associated health and well-being of the Vietnamese community of Melbourne.

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Peer social networks in the development of harmful alcohol and drug use in early high school

This project investigates the influence of peer social networks on the development of alcohol and other drug use by following a cohort of students through the early high school years. 24 Melbourne metropolitan secondary schools supported the data collection and intervention activities in three waves: Year 7 to Year 9.

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Personality, coping, motives for substance use, and mood examined in a sample of substance using young adults

The neurological research on substance use has included the examination of the brain systems, which may act as mediators for reinforcing the effects of drugs; the measurement of brain-related activity in substance users while performing behavioural tasks; and the long term effects of substance use on the brain among chronic users. This project investigates a significant number of already established risk factors, including personality, impulsivity, coping resources, motives for use, and affect, within a single clinical sample.