Liquid Modernity is a two-day event that seeks to draw together researchers interested in exploring the intersection of drink, space and place within contemporary culture, media and society.
There are many factors which affect alcohol harm including pricing, availability, marketing, treatment accessibility and quality, and drinking cultures. But as well as forming part of the problem these factors offer potential solutions.
The 45th KBS Symposium will be hosted by the Trimbos Institute, the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, and the Municipality of Utrecht.
The primary purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for researchers involved in studies on alcohol to exchange ideas about their ongoing research.
Almost 20% of Australians exceed two alcoholic drinks on average per day. However, the will to cut down or quit drinking can lead to social stigmatisation. A new study published in Drug and Alcohol Review reports that, in many social situations, drinking is considered normal behaviour and that failure to meet this expectation is viewed as “deviant”.
To drink alcohol at sporting events has become the social norm. A new study conducted collaboratively by Eastern Health and Turning Point Alcohol and Drugs Centre has discovered that drunkenness and related harm in Australia tend to reach peak levels on the days of, and in those leading up to, major sports events.