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FARE supports, funds and undertakes research to contribute to the knowledge base on a range of alcohol harms and the best strategies to reduce them. Research informs our approach to ensure the solutions we advocate for are based on the best available evidence.

You can read some of the latest research papers below, or use the search bar to find papers on a particular topic.

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Sex, drugs, and backpacking

This pilot study investigates the behaviours of international backpacking travellers, with a focus on their alcohol consumption and risk taking—particularly sexual risk taking-behaviours.

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The impact of alcohol use during pregnancy on maternal health, neonatal outcomes, and infant development

This project is a longitudinal follow-up of a pilot study of pregnant women and their partners when their children reached 12 months of age. This study examines the impact of parental alcohol use during pregnancy on maternal health, neonatal outcomes, and infant development. This study hypothesised that women in the non-clinical group would be less likely than women in the clinical group to report exposure to violence and poor mental health including antenatal depression, anxiety, and stress.

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The association between alcohol beverage types and consumption

The purpose of this project was to analyse data from the 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) in order to examine the relationship between types of alcoholic beverages and patterns of consumption across population groups, with a specific focus on the consumption of pre-mixed or ready-to-drink beverages (RTDs).

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Adoption of the Alcohol Linking Program into routine practice by New South Wales police

Liquor licensing provisions exist in many jurisdictions to facilitate the safe consumption of alcohol on licensed premises. One strategy supporting the harm reduction objectives is enforcement of liquor licensing laws by regulatory agencies; however, in spite of evidence of its effectiveness, such enforcement has been limited; due, in part, to a lack of accurate information as to which premises need to be targeted.

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