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- National FASD Clinic and Clinical Network proposal
November 2015FARE's proposal aims to address the lack of diagnostic opportunities, standardised screening, data collection, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) awareness in Australia, calling on the Commonwealth Government to establish a much needed rural FASD Clinic and a National Clinical Network.
- Feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) for Sydney’s homeless
November 2015St Vincent's Hospital Sydney - Alcohol dependence affects almost half of Sydney’s homeless adult population. This study looks at the feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) in an Australian context, through a review of the literature, survey of potential MAP users, and estimates of the costs and savings involved in delivering a pilot MAP in Sydney.
- Radical alcohol program offers hope to Sydney’s homeless
12 November 2015A radical research proposal from health professionals offers hope to Sydney’s homeless people battling severe alcohol dependence. If embraced, the Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) would herald a policy shift that better meets their housing, social and welfare needs, and in turn, saves New South Wales almost half a million dollars per year.
- ACT launch of Women Want to Know
12 August 2015Deputy Chief Minister, Simon Corbell MLA will launch Women Want to Know in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), together with the release of new research from the University of Canberra which explores women’s views of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
- Alcohol to blame for one in 12 visits to emergency rooms
25 November 2015A year ago, over a single week, every patient - nearly 10,000 people in all - presenting at eight hospital emergency departments was studied to see what part, if any, alcohol played in their being at hospital.
- Are we a nation of alcoholics?
24 November 2015Alcohol-related violence grossly outnumbers ice-related violence in Emergency Departments. Dr Diana Egerton-Warburton - who has over three decades of experience - has recounted to Steve her experiences of the "flood" of drunken aggressive emergency patients. The State Government has called for public submissions - until December 23 - on legislation to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence. Steve spoke to Michael Thorn from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education and CEO Gold Coast Cabs Gordana Blazevic.
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