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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.

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Teenagers whose parents supply alcohol in adolescence are three times as likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol at 16 compared to teens in families that do not, a major NDARC study has found.

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Australia has one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse in the world, yet few people seek treatment, a new study from UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has found.

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Teenage binge drinking among female students has been slashed following a school-based alcohol education campaign developed by UNSW researchers.

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British backpackers are twice as likely to drink five or more times a week when they are in Australia, compared to when they were at home, according to research released this week.