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

More grog in the town, more violence at home: research

Story Published: 1 Apr 2015

IT’S the volatile mix that’s destroying hundreds of Australian families every day: a propensity for aggression combined...

Addiction, Alcohol, Domestic Violence, Drinking, Terrorathome

Queenslanders to face 1am lockouts and 3am last drinks

Story Published: 27 Mar 2015

Labor will push ahead with its plan to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence, first mooted in January last year, which will see a...

Alcohol, Booze, Editors Picks

Dead baby found with anti-depressants, cocaine in stomach

Story Published: 7 Apr 2015

A six-month old baby in the UK who died unexpectedly had traces of cocaine, strong opiate pain killers and an...

Alcohol, Baby, Death, Drugs, Uk

Should the drinking age be raised to 21?

Story Published: 25 Mar 2015

IT seems to be a question asked time and time again: should the drinking age be raised?

Alcohol, Drinking, Drugs, Legal Drinking Age, Youth

Aggressive drunk banned from every pub in Qld

Story Published: 11 Mar 2015

A TANNUM Sands man has been banned from every pub in Queensland, and must be breath-tested every week, as the courts try to...

Alcohol, Crime, Drunk, Editors Picks, Gladstone

Ride along with police on a nightly patrol of the streets

Story Published: 18 Mar 2015

A dash-mounted camera shows the moment police respond to a brawl as a woman lies injured on the footpath in just another...

Alcohol, Anti-Social Behavior, Brawl, Coffs Clarence Local Area Command, Coffs Clarence Police, Coffs Harbour, Drink Driving, Editors Picks, General Duties Police, Nsw Police, Park Beach, Public Drunkenness

Hey Shane Warne, promoting booze is just not cricket

Story Published: 30 Mar 2015

CAN Australia's World Cup Cricket champions celebrate their victory without getting blotto? Not in Shane Warne's books it...

Alcohol, Editors Picks, Shane Warne, World Cup Cricket

New study shows extent of 'preload' drinking in QLD

Story Published: 24 Mar 2015

QLD Police and Griffith University have presented early findings on their research on why revellers 'preload' before...

Alcohol, Drinking, Health, Police

$50 million for Binge Drinking Strategy

Story Published: 13 Nov 2014

THE Federal Government has funded the next six-years of its National Binge Drinking Strategy to stop young people from...

Alcohol, Binge Drinking

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