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Binge Drinking Killing Young Americans due to Liver Damage

Binge drinking isn’t just some harmless youthful fun, in fact it’s killing young Americans at an alarming rate, according to a recently published study. According to the study titled “Mortality due to cirrhosis and liver cancer in the United States,

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Help for Women at Drugs and Alcohol Live-in Centre

A live-in drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has been launched in Orange, funded by NSW Health and run by Lives Lived Well, to help woman fight substance abuse. The rural centre will be able to treat up to 10 women

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Advice to Surviving the Festive Season

The silly season is fast approaching but that doesn’t mean we’ve got to revert back to our old ways. While we’re probably going to be doing a lot of partying this season, we need to do so responsibly and in

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Increasing Number of People too Drunk to Walk but is Increasing Alcohol Price the Answer

Although statistics show that on the whole, we as a nation are drinking less, workers on the frontline say people that are abusing alcohol are doing so to a greater extent and with greater consequences, calling for a minimum floor

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Alcohol, Chocolate, Nicotine and Social Media- You Can Get Addicted

According to researchers who followed the online habits of 200 people, social media may be an addiction like alcohol addiction or nicotine addiction. In fact researchers from Vrije University in Amsterdam found that Facebook’s logo triggered spontaneous pleasurable reactions in

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Survey Shows Pre-Loading Rife Among Young People

The latest annual alcohol poll by FARE (Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education) found that only 38 per cent of young people were asked for their IDs when buying alcohol. It also found that pre-loading and drinking with the intent

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NSW New Online Tool to Help Combat Alcohol Problems

The NSW Government has developed an online tool to help combat alcohol problems. The new online registration tool and strategy selector was developed to help share information in communities throughout the state. Liquor accords involve local licensees, councils and police jointly

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Should We Be Serving Alcohol to Teens

An article on asked the question, should you allow your 16 year old to have alcohol? Ultimately its up to each parent to decide what they want for their teenagers but when it comes to drinking in public and

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Alcohol Abuse Calls Keep Paramedics Busy

According to reports, Kingston paramedics are being tied up by call-outs for alcohol abuse. In fact statistics show that the municipality had 440 alcohol-related callouts in the 2013-2014 financial year. This is the 10th highest rate in metropolitan Melbourne. Glen

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Experts Say Most liver transplants by 2020 will be ‘linked to over-eating, not alcohol’

Experts in the UK have warned that in the near future most liver transplants will be necessary as a result of over-eating and not linked to alcohol, as most people assume. Dr Quentin Anstee, a consultant hepatologist at Newcastle University

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