Alcohol and Your Family

Mothers not immune to alcohol addiction

Has alcohol become the busy woman's best friend? We all think it won't happen to us but the road to addiction can sometimes be paved in moderation.

Coroner warns parents on dangers of teen party drinking

Justin Galligan.

Mark Russell The state coroner today warned parents about the dangers of tolerating drinking at teenage parties after the death of 16-year-old Justin Galligan, who was king-hit by a gatecrasher at a Halloween party.

Father gave up drinking for his child, but there are millions of others who don't

Joel Smeaton and son Dane

Melissa Davey Six years ago Joel Smeaton's life was in tatters. His alcohol addiction had brought him to the edge of losing everything, including his son, but he was determined to turn it all around.

Drinking teens risking their future

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Evidence suggests that teenagers are drinking at a younger age and at risky levels.

Teaching healthy drinking habits now

Dr Andrew Rochford.

DrinkWise Research shows that children believe that their parents should teach them about alcohol.

Setting boundaries around alcohol use

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One of the greatest challenges that any parent will face is setting boundaries and establishing rules around alcohol use for their teenage children.

Alcohol for teenagers 'never safe'

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Nick Miller Teenagers who drink even small amounts of alcohol have significantly higher risk of abusing alcohol or engaging in risky sexual behaviour as young adults, research finds.

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