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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.

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Preventing relapse: Develop and evaluate a responsible drinking program for clients who have undergone intensive drug rehabilitation

The aim of this study is to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an alcohol intervention program (AIP) for participants who are undergoing treatment for drug dependence. The alcohol intervention program it uses is based on an adapted version of the Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) which is an evidence-based intervention developed for college students in the USA by Professor Alan Marlatt and his colleagues.

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Kalgoorlie alcohol action project

The aim of this project was to form a partnership with government and non-government agencies to implement a whole-community plan to reduce alcohol misuse within the region.

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The range and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to others

This study represents a sustained and comprehensive effort to quantify alcohols harm to others. It draws on and analyses a wide variety of existing and newly developed data, including a national survey of more than 2,600 Australians aged 18 or older conducted in 2008.

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Researching people with problematic alcohol consumption and mental health and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system

This randomised trial of adolescents presenting to hospital emergency departments in Perth with problems related to alcohol or other drug use, used the then recently implemented system of linking records in hospitals and medical practices in Western Australia. The aim of this research was to validate the use of hospital record linkage procedures as a method of collecting follow-up data and to use this methodology to assemble outcome data on the study cohort.

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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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