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New report offers solutions to government at risk of alcohol dependency

Health experts have today warned the McGowan Government that its planned liquor reforms risk increasing alcohol’s availability, exposing communities to even greater levels of alcohol harm, and jeopardising the state’s reputation as Australia’s leading public health jurisdiction.

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Study to expose Canberra’s alcohol violence hotspots

One in seven presentations to ACT emergency departments are alcohol-related. Now a new national study will reveal where those harms are occurring, which alcohol outlets cause the most harm, and how ACT policing can best target its violence prevention efforts.

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ACT taxpayers paying $11M tab for alcohol harm

New research has confirmed Canberrans have a major problem with alcohol, with alcohol-related crime in the nation’s capital estimated to cost taxpayers $11.7 million.

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Emergency services take alcohol hit – UK expert endorses trading hour reforms

Alcohol experts say sending late night revellers home earlier is a common sense solution to a problem that is severely impacting United Kingdom (UK) and Australian emergency service workers and threatening community safety.

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Feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) for Sydney’s homeless

Alcohol dependence affects almost half of Sydney’s homeless adult population. This study looks at the feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) in an Australian context, through a review of the literature, survey of potential MAP users, and estimates of the costs and savings involved in delivering a pilot MAP in Sydney.

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Alcohol: Victoria’s most harmful drug

New Victorian harms data has again highlighted that alcohol is Victoria’s most harmful drug. The latest available data (2012/13) examines harms indicators including hospital admissions, ambulance attendances and emergency department presentations. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education Chief Executive, Michael Thorn says the latest data has again confirmed that the harms from alcohol continue to […]

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Alcohol’s burden of disease

This research provides the most up to date estimates of alcohol’s burden of disease (BoD) in Australia, based on current health and alcohol consumption data.

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Alcohol kills 15 Australians every day: Report

Alcohol causes 15 deaths and hospitalises 430 Australians every day, a new VicHealth and Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) funded report reveals. The Alcohol’s Burden of Disease in Australia report, found 5,554 deaths and 157,132 hospitalisations were caused by alcohol in 2010, with the number of deaths increasing by 62 per cent since […]

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Queensland alcohol harms skyrocket

A new study examining alcohol-related harms in Queensland has identified an alarming increase in hospitalisations, hospital emergency department presentations and treatment episodes. In 2012, alcohol was responsible for 91,783 hospital emergency department presentations, an increase of 31 per cent from five years before. Alcohol related hospitalisations rose 57 per cent to 33,977 in the ten […]

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Alcohol-related harms in Queensland

This study provides an overview of the extent of alcohol-related harms in Queensland using five harm indicators: alcohol-related hospitalisations, emergency department presentations, treatment episodes where alcohol was the principal drug of concern, drink driving road fatalities and drink driving hospitalisations.