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Western Australian Alcohol and Drug Interagency Strategy 2018-2022

By Injury Matters • October 26th, 2020

Mental Health Commission. Western Australian Alcohol and Drug Interagency Strategy 2018-2022. (2018). Available fromwww.mhc.wa.gov.au/about-us/strategic-direction/western-australian-alcohol-and-drug-interagency-strategy-2018-2022/

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

By • 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…

Alcohol prices, taxes, and alcohol-related harms: A critical review of natural experiments in alcohol policy for nine countries.

By • February 9th, 2018

This review produced mixed results regarding policy-driven natural experiments in alcohol prices. With some studies reporting that alcohol consumption, alcohol-related hospitalisations and mortality decrease as alcohol prices increase, while other results were not as universal.   Reference: Nelson JP, McNall AD. Alcohol prices, taxes, and alcohol-related harms: A critical review of natural experiments in alcoholmore…

The Australian national binge drinking campaign: campaign recognition among young people at a music festival who report risky drinking

By • February 9th, 2018

A cross-sectional behavioural survey of young people regarding a binge drinking campaign found that 74.7% of 1,072 participants recognised the campaign message. The authors suggest that strategies that are more population-relevant and targeted should be developed in health promotion campaigns to reach the target group.   Reference: van Gemert C, Dietze P, Gold J, Sacks-Davismore…

Impact of Alcohol Advertising and Media Exposure on Adolescent Alcohol Use: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies

By • February 9th, 2018

Findings from this systematic review suggest that media exposure and alcohol advertising influences when adolescents start to consume alcohol and increases alcohol consumption among baseline drinkers.   Reference: Anderson P, de Bruijn A, Angus K, Gordon R, Hastings G. Impact of Alcohol Advertising and Media Exposure on Adolescent Alcohol Use: A Systematic Review of Longitudinalmore…

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