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Changes to our drinking habits could be a surprising “good news story” with the lockdown providing a catalyst for positive behaviour change, a new study has found.

Too easy for under-18s to buy alcohol online

Tougher laws for online alcohol sales are needed to prevent under-18s and people with an alcohol dependency from buying liquor at the touch of a button, UNSW public health researchers say.

Risk of drowning in rivers

The Aussie tradition of cooling off in a river could be fatal on Australia Day after a recent UNSW study showed a heightened risk of drowning on the day.

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A UNSW study debunks the myth that an imposed floor on alcohol prices would drive less-wealthy, heavy drinkers to drink even more.

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Residential drug rehab programs usually last for around eight weeks and include everything from counselling sessions to household chores, which help build connections and support between residents.

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Body fatness and alcohol consumption are the leading preventable causes of breast cancer in Australian women, a new study in 200,000 women has found.

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A study led by UNSW has found the most robust evidence yet that adolescents who drink regularly are twice as likely to be binge drinkers and drink drivers as adults.

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UNSW scientists measuring blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive after drinking alcohol have found that brain areas that temper aggression shut off when people drink.

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The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW has marked its 30th anniversary with a report looking back at 30 years of drug and alcohol research in Australia.

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Teenagers and alcohol – how soon is too soon? It’s one of the thorniest dilemmas confronting parents. 

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