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Breaching the code: Alcohol, Facebook and self-regulation

University of Queensland – This report examines content posted by alcohol brands to Facebook against the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) and Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) to see if they are complying.

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A national examination of Random Breath Testing and alcohol-related traffic crash rates (2000-2012)

University of Queensland – This research examines the relationship between Random Breath Testing (RBT) and alcohol-related traffic crashes (ARTC) for each Australian jurisdiction, in order to better understand state-specific trends and to undertake a national comparison which ranks the success of the RBT programs operating in each jurisdiction.

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Like, comment, share: Alcohol brand activity on Facebook

This research analyses the content being posted by the top 20 most popular alcohol brands on the social media platform Facebook.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) within the Criminal Justice Sector in Queensland

This research set out to survey the knowledge, attitudes, practices and training deficits within Queensland criminal justice agencies in regard to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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One Sunday at a time: Evaluating Hello Sunday Morning

This research analysed Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) blog posts, and used qualitative questionnaires and alcohol consumption surveys to examine what participants blogged about, what their motivations, goals and challenges were, and how their alcohol consumption and expectancies changed over time.

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Drink driving behaviour and alcohol-related disorders: Their antecedents and contribution to driver’s licence restriction, suspension and loss

This project examines the relationship between a range of family-related influences, alcohol use, and drink-driving behaviour in young adulthood.

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Drug and alcohol prevention among culturally diverse northern Australian adolescents: Investigation of a school drug and alcohol prevention program for year 8 students

This research explores themes associated with adolescent drug and alcohol prevention among culturally diverse Northern Australian adolescents. It was undertaken because important differences are often associated with specific cultural groups and local knowledge is often needed as a means of informing effective prevention programs.

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HITnet: An innovative IT-based approach to enhancing health literacy and local capacity in remote populations

HITnet (www.hitnet.com.au) is a Queensland-based collaborative initiative which researched, developed, and implemented innovative approaches to complex Indigenous health priorities through the use of touch-screen technologies, such as information kiosks.

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A multi-centre trial of a clinical indicators tool for ensuring quality care in hospital alcohol treatment services

Despite the spiralling costs of alcohol-related harm, very little work has been undertaken to establish uniform parameters of quality care in alcohol detoxification and to understand the relationship between these parameters and treatment outcomes.

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Assessing cost-effective interventions to reduce the burden of harm associated with alcohol misuse in Australia

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the cost-effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the burden of harm associated with alcohol misuse in Australia.