This bulletin from the Young Australians Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) describes some of the impacts of existing alcohol availability policies on young Australian risky drinkers, and gauges their support for proposed measures.
This study employed an exploratory approach to generate detailed information about how in-store shopping experiences and exposure to sales promotion activities feature in the alcohol choices of Australian 18–21 year old drinkers.
Background: Experimental studies suggest that alcohol can lead to aggression in laboratory settings; however, it is impossible to test the causal relationship between alcohol use and real-life violence among humans in randomized clinical trials.
Many people working in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) field are aware that clients who present for treatment or assistance are often experiencing a range of other complex conditions. This resource was developed to strengthen AOD workers’ skills and understanding of gambling and help them respond appropriately to people who may also present with AOD problems.
Nicotine, cannabis and benzodiazepine have a potential for agonist maintenance treatment, according to an analysis conducted by NDARC Professors Shane Darke and Michael Farrell, published in the journal Addiction early online view in October.