Today the Western Australian city of Perth hosts a conference on drug and alcohol issues, visited by government ministers from Australia and New Zealand. Mike Daube, director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth , says he hopes the ministers take a harder look at alcohol Read More →

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its 2011 Global status report on alcohol and health. Among the notable conclusions of this report is the figure of 2.5 million annual lives that are lost to alcohol abuse worldwide. Further noteworthy news from the report is that alcohol abuse is growing at alarming rates and consumption Read More →

Dutch brewer Heineken has been confirmed as the exclusive ‘lager supplier’ and sponsor of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.   As part of the deal, Heineken will be the branded lager served at the Olympic Games. Heineken UK will have exclusive pouring rights for its portfolio of beer and cider brands at all Olympic Read More →

While policy makers in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand debate whether alcohol advertising and sponsorship should be banned from sport, new research provides evidence that alcohol industry sponsorship is associated with more hazardous drinking in sportspeople compared to non-alcohol sponsorship. Health scientists from Monash University, the University of Manchester, Deakin University and University Read More →

The American Alcohol Industry Watchdog, the Marin Institute recently reported of a banner campaign from Anheuser-Busch InBev for Budweiser “Family Packs”.  The Marin Institute was tipped by a youth group in Roseburg, Oregon who sent photo’s of the banners that where seen around town. According to the Marin Institute one of the banners was placed Read More →

Author: Jennifer A. Epstein, G.J. Botvin Title: Media resistance skills and drug skill refusal techniques: What is their relationship with alcohol use among inner-city adolescents? Journal: Addictive Behaviors, 2008, 33, 528-537.   Abstract Objective: To examine the impact of media resistance skills and drug skill refusal techniques (Knowing how to say no to alcohol and other drug) on drinking Read More →