Alcohol sellers target young people onlineABC OnlineWestern Australian health advocates say some alcohol companies are increasingly advertising their products online in a blatant bid to target young people.
When it comes to coordinated alcohol policy research in Australia, the situation is pretty bleak. Unlike the United States, Australia has no national, government-funded Alcohol Policy Information System, nor any dedicated government funding for either alcohol policy research or small grants.
Half of young adults have ended up injured and one in five has wound up in A&E as the price of pleasure and a good night out, a new survey reveals. When 1,038 people aged between 18 and 34 were questioned 52% of them admitted that they had suffered physical harm of some sort "as a result of drinking too much or partying too hard".
K2, Spice and other synthetic drugs that mimic a marijuana high sent 11,406 people — mostly teenagers and young adults — to the emergency room in 2010, according to the first report on the substances from the federal government.