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Facing disability: For the first time I have been given the tools to survive

In support of International FASD month, throughout September Drink Tank is sharing the stories of individuals, families and carers living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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Meg’s story – International FASD Awareness Month

In support of International FASD month, throughout September Drink Tank is sharing the stories of individuals, families and carers living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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Sophie’s story – International FASD Awareness Month

In support of International FASD month, throughout September Drink Tank is sharing the stories of individuals, families and carers living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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September rocks! – International FASD Awareness Month

In support of International FASD month, throughout September Drink Tank is sharing the stories of individuals, families and carers living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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Last time I went into isolation, I became an alcoholic

Founder of Sober in the Country, Shanna Whan shares a touching story of why the combination of alcohol and isolation during COVID-19 has her worried sick

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Dying to change rural drinking norms

One conversation at a time, Shanna Whan is changing the culture of celebrating hard drinking in the bush.

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Australians talk about alcohol harm

ABC’s national survey reveals Australians believe alcohol is one of the biggest issues we face as a nation.

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Every epiphany counts, but…

It will be a grand day when there are no more “FASD epiphanies”

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Leadership, not flippancy, needed on rural alcohol crisis

After the NSW Deputy Premier made a mockery of his constituents’ battle with alcohol, Shanna Whan from Sober in the Country sets the record straight and calls for action.

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Young people given platform to call out alcohol industry’s dirty tactics

While young people today are savvier than previous generations, many haven’t considered how alcohol advertising might be influencing their own decisions.