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Risk-based licensing and alcohol-related offences in the Australian Capital Territory

This report assesses the impact of risk-based licensing (calculating and setting liquor licensing fees according to venue type, occupancy, and trading hours) on alcohol-related harms in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

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It’s time to have the conversation: Understanding the treatment needs of women who are pregnant and alcohol dependent

This report presents a narrative literature review of treatments available to pregnant women who have alcohol use disorders and findings from interviews with key stakeholders regarding current treatment practices and areas requiring improvement.

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Breaking down barriers: Community involvement in liquor licensing decisions in NSW

This paper examines how communities can presently engage in liquor licensing matters in New South Wales (NSW), and recommends areas for improvement to service delivery and regulatory support for communities.

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Alcohol label audit 2013

This report contains the results of an independent audit of alcohol product labels and the content, size, placement, and frequency of DrinkWise consumer information messages.

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Political party responses to FARE’s 2013 Election Platform: 10 ways to reduce alcohol harms

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) wrote to the leaders of six political parties fielding candidates in the 2013 Federal Election, requesting responses to nine policy questions relating to FARE’s 2013 Election Platform: 10 ways to reduce alcohol harms.

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Identification of co-morbidities associated with alcoholic liver disease

This study aimed to characterise alcohol use disorders and mental health status of patients with alcoholic liver disease and determine common patterns of co-factors contributing to liver disease.

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Novel treatments for alcohol dependence: A randomized controlled trial of structured stepped-care intervention for psychiatric comorbidity

A substantial proportion of the alcohol dependent population also suffer from anxiety or depression. People who are alcohol dependent and suffer psychiatric comorbidity respond poorly to treatment.

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A red light for preventive health: Assessing progress against the Preventative Health Strategy’s alcohol-specific actions

This study assesses the progress made against the alcohol-specific actions of the National Preventative Health Strategy in the four years since the strategy was released.

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Over the limit: A profile of Australians who drink in excess of the recommended guidelines

This study analyses the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) to provide a demographic profile of Australian drinkers who consume in excess of the Alcohol Guidelines including their main drink of preference.

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Measuring risky drinking: An examination of the validity of different episodic drinking thresholds in predicting alcohol-related harms

This report examines the appropriateness of the revised 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council low-risk drinking guidelines, which suggested that Australians drinking five or more standard drinks on a particular occasion were putting themselves at risk of harm.