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Does This Campaign Speak To You?

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments

If you’ve been reading this blog you’ll already know my view on alcohol and teenagers. It’s a view that is at odds with the findings presented in the new Drinkwise TVC.
While I don’t advocate plying them with drink before the legal age of 18, I’ve always believed that if you don’t make it mysterious and [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Education · Media

The Mail On Binge Drinking

August 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment


Apparently the pattern of binge drinking in adult life starts with teenage drinking in the home. Really.
According to a Deakin University study, the practice of allowing your children to have an alcoholic drink at home can result in them drinking an increased amount when they’re out with friends. The study suggests that it just [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Education · Health

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers

June 16th, 2009 · No Comments

This was sent to me by a friend and mother of a teenager. The idea is that you add your name to the bottom of the list and email it to as many mums as possible. The original list was up to 18000 names so I’ve started a new one with my name at the [...]

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Tags: Alcohol

Drug Testing Your Child

June 12th, 2009 · No Comments

American parents have jumped on the anti-drug bandwagon with such fervour that they are taking matters into their own hands. Hair Follicle Drug Testing has become so commonplace there that you can buy a kit over the internet.
If there is a suspicion that their child is taking drugs, they can simply pluck a hair from [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Alcohol · Drugs · Technology

Video Referee

March 25th, 2009 · No Comments

The first video is Drink Wise, currently advertised on Australian television. The second is the Binge Drinking campaign running in New Zealand.
At my son’s school, teenagers are being asked to compare and contrast the two to gain a better understanding of their likely success in reducing binge drinking by kids like them.
I’m a huge [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Education

Would You Know If Your Teenager Was Having Sex?

March 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

There are boys in my son’s year 10 cohort who are already sexually active. The other boys know it, many of the parents of those other boys know it, but do their own parents know it?

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Tags: Alcohol · sex

Risky decisions

March 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The alcopops tax was defeated in the senate and the discourse is now focusing on government greed versus effectiveness of the trial (which could result in the government having to pay back the $300 million in extra revenue generated since introducing the tax in April of 2008 – a windfall for the distillers).
But the real [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · sex