Alcohol-related absenteeism costs Australian businesses up to $2 billion a year, health authorities are also noticing rises in prescribed opioid addition and methamphetamine use. Photo: iStock

Boomer ‘risky’ drinking habits rise

More older Australians are drinking at “risky levels” as the Baby Boomer generation ages, Flinders researchers warn. The rise in problem drinking is coming up against […]

Pressure builds on young tradies

Apprentices in the construction industry are a high risk group for alcohol and other drug-related harm. They were also found to be at high risk of […]

Codeine addiction in the spotlight

Along with over-the-counter opioid medicines, the use of prescription-only drugs such as oxycodone, fentanyl and morphine is on the rise. From 1 February 2018, codeine-containing medicines […]

Bongs, booze and baby boomers

Western countries are sitting on a timebomb of health and social issues arising from drug and alcohol overuse among baby boomers – the generation that won’t […]