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New screening tool to improve outcomes for kids with foetal alcohol spectrum di…

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) has often been called the ‘invisible disability’ due to its high rate of non- or […]

‘Counting your drinks’ reduces alcohol consumption

The most effective way for Australians to reduce their alcohol consumption is counting their drinks, new research led by Curtin […]

WA tops states for alcohol-related emergency admissions

Western Australia has the highest alcohol-related presentations to the emergency department of any state, according to new research by The […]

Drug shown to reverse brain deficits caused by alcohol

QUT researchers have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reboot and reverse the damaging impacts of heavy […]

1 in 200 Australians seek treatment for alcohol and other drugs

About 1 in 200 people in Australia sought treatment for alcohol and other drug use in 2014–15, with just over […]

Workplace drinking program a stone cold success

A Flinders University program tackling the impact of drinking on Victorian workplaces has reduced incidences of binge drinking and coming […]

New treatment for alcohol addiction

Alcohol addiction causes almost 3.8% of deaths worldwide but a study led by QUT researchers offers new hope in the form […]

Australia making no progress to prevent obesity, alcohol harm

Australia’s investment in life-saving health promotion programs now lags well behind many other comparable Western countries, public health experts say. […]
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Binge drinking (alcohol intoxication disorder)

There is a big difference between having a beer or glass of wine, and binge drinking. Alcohol intoxication disorder, more commonly known as binge drinking, has several different definitions. One definition is more than four standard drinks per night.