Effects of restricting pub closing times on night-time assaults in an Australian city

By Know Injury • February 9th, 2018

The results of this study indicate that restricting pub closing times could result in a reduction in alcohol-related violence. Restricting pub closing times to 3/3:30am in New South Wales reduced assault incidences by 37% in comparison to a control location.   Reference: Kypri K, Jones C, McElduff P, Barker D. Effects of restricting pub closingmore…

Student survey trends in reported alcohol use and influencing factors in Australia

By Know Injury • February 9th, 2018

This study utilised Australian student survey data to analyse trends in substance use and other associated influential factors. The findings indicate that substance use has decreased significantly from 1999 to 2015 and that these reductions may be associated with reductions in parents favourable attitudes towards substance use.   Reference: Toumbourou JW, Rowland B, Ghayour-Minaie M,more…

Drinker Types, Harm, and Policy-Related Variables: Results from the 2011 International Alcohol Control Study in New Zealand

By Know Injury • February 9th, 2018

Analysing the typology of drinkers in New Zealand, this study found that individuals with higher consumption levels were more likely to display signs of alcohol dependency, report lower satisfaction with their health and to have purchased alcohol late at night. Given these results the study concludes that due to individuals responses to alcohol-related policies beingmore…

A rapid evidence review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alcohol control policies: an English perspective.

By Know Injury • February 9th, 2018

This evidence review found that an increase in alcohol price is associated with a decrease in the rate of consumption and that young people in particular are more sensitive to changes in alcohol price. Changes to alcohol trading hours and mass media campaigns were also found to influence consumption levels. The article concludes that amore…

Associations between alcohol consumption patterns and attitudes towards alcohol interlocks.

By Know Injury • February 9th, 2018

This study found that the general population and some respondents categorised as high risk drinkers perceived alcohol interlocks to be personally useful. Compared to females, males were more likely to respond that alcohol interlocks are personally useful.   Reference: Bishop CA, Liu S, Stephens AN, Fitzharris M. Associations between alcohol consumption patterns and attitudes towardsmore…

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