Jail for drinking three cartons of beer before driving

Story Published: 1 Jun 2015

A MAN who was caught drink-driving in Mount Morgan after admittedly downing three cartons of beer during the course of the...

Alcohol, Court, Dangerous Driving, Drink Driving, Editors Picks, Police

Darling Downs mums drink while pregnant: shock stats

Story Published: 17 Sep 2015

TWENTY-EIGHT babies born on the Darling Downs in one year were born addicted to alcohol, shocking new statistics reveal.

Alcohol, Baby, Health, Mother, Pregnancy

Alcohol hits emergency departments at peak-times

Story Published: 24 Nov 2015

EMERGENCY medical experts have urged other states to follow Queensland and New South Wales’ example of cutting alcohol...

Alcohol, Emergency Departments

Many schoolies planning drug use

Story Published: 26 Nov 2015

AT LEAST a fifth of teenagers heading to Schoolies this year intend to use drugs, and up to half of those plan to combine...

Alcohol, Drugs, Schoolies

Man who punched cop in head had just lost his sister

Story Published: 11 Sep 2015

THE father of a man who lost his cool and assaulted a police officer has told court his son had not coped with the recent...

Alcohol, Drunk Violence, Editors Picks, Jade Bevan, Police Assault, Suicide

How much of our $150b welfare goes up in smoke?

Story Published: 13 Jul 2015

AUSTRALIA has always prided itself on being the land of the fair go. But how far do we really have to go in giving those...

Alcohol, Cigarettes, Editors Picks, Opinion, Welfare

Let’s toast to the changes in Australia's drinking culture

Story Published: 9 May 2015

THE manager of O'Dowd's Irish pub, Michael Fallon, has seen some changes in Australia's drinking culture these past few...

Alcohol, Australian Culture, Binge Drinking

Police can't determine which drugs caused positive tests

Story Published: 7 May 2015

POLICE are unable to provide a breakdown of alleged positive drug tests during Mardigrass to determine how many people of...

Alcohol, Cannabis, Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Drug Testing, Mardigrass

Don't go it alone: Coast businesswoman on beating alcoholism

Story Published: 23 Jun 2015

UNTIL she quit “cold turkey”, Monique Parker didn’t realise how much she had used alcohol as a crutch.

Addiction, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Drinking, Editors Picks

Drink ‘drug of choice’ for over-40s

Story Published: 24 Apr 2015

THE number of Australians over 40 years old seeking help for alcohol addiction is rising but there are fewer younger people...

Addiction, Alcohol, Drugs, Health

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