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Alcohol safety

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We watched it in mentoring term 1, if you dont remember it just have a quick look through it to get an idea... you dont have to read the whole thing again!

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Alcohol safety

  1. 1. <ul><li>START COMPLETING YOUR QUIZ </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>1. Intro… grant </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz related to the points covered in the session </li></ul><ul><li>2. USC Survey results </li></ul><ul><li>3. National Survey Results </li></ul><ul><li>4. Drink Meter </li></ul><ul><li>5. Global initiatives to problems with drinking. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Assessing Ads from internet or TV </li></ul><ul><li>7. Evaluation… Where to next? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Grant from Federal Government </li></ul><ul><li>Main foci: </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the information. about binge drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Think before you act… Rethink your next drink </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Information from the SA component of the 2008 Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol & Drug Survey (ASSADS ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul Dillon @ DARTA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide Uni </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UniSA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flinders Uni </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Snr College </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Alcohol is the most widely used drug of 12 -17 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>True or false </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Alcohol is the most widely used drug of 12 -17 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>false </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>18 % of 18-24yr olds drink in a risky way once a week </li></ul><ul><li>49% of 18 -24 yr olds drink in a risky way at least once a month </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 10 YP aged 14-19 put themselves at risk of alcohol related harm each week . </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>So what’s a binge? </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>5 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>About binge drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting on advertising </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Drinking more than 2 standard drinks in the space of a few hours </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive drinking all in one night, or at one particular time </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking too much </li></ul><ul><li>Binge drinking to me is when excessive alcohol is being drunk on a regular basis(weekly). </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking to get drunk every weekend </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>5 drinks in a day is seen as a binge. </li></ul><ul><li>4 for adult woman is seen as risky/binge </li></ul><ul><li>6 for adult males are seen as risky/ binge </li></ul>high risk drinking refers to drinking above these guidelines based on a 7 -day average
  12. 15. <ul><li>Age is an important determinant of health risks related to alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>Harm from alcohol-related accident or injury is experienced disproportionately by younger people; </li></ul><ul><li>over .... </li></ul><ul><li>1/4 </li></ul><ul><li>of all serious alcohol-related road injuries occur among 15–24-year-olds. </li></ul><ul><li>True or false </li></ul>Question 3
  13. 16. <ul><li>Age is an important determinant of health risks related to alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>Harm from alcohol-related accident or injury is experienced disproportionately by younger people; </li></ul><ul><li>over .... ¼ </li></ul><ul><li>of all serious alcohol-related road injuries occur among 15–24-year-olds. </li></ul><ul><li>False = 1/2 </li></ul>
  14. 18. <ul><li>http://www.dassa.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/drinkmeter.swf </li></ul>
  15. 19. <ul><li>Over 80% of the Australian population 14 years & over have used alcohol in the past 12 months. </li></ul><ul><li>True or false? </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>Over 80% of the Australian population 14 years & over have used alcohol in the past 12 months. </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul>
  17. 22. The proportions of students reporting lifetime use of alcohol have decreased since the 2005 survey. Substance 2005 2008 Analgesics 94.1 95.0 Alcohol 87.3 85.1 Tobacco 31.2 24.3 Cannabis 18.2 12.5 Sedatives 14.2 17.9 Inhalants 13.0 16.4
  18. 23. <ul><li>Since 2005, there has been a decrease in the proportion of students 12 – 17 years reporting using any drug, including alcohol, in the last week…… </li></ul><ul><li>True or false? </li></ul>
  19. 24. <ul><li>Since 2005, there has been a decrease in the proportion of students 12 – 17 years reporting using any drug, including alcohol, in the last week…… </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  20. 25. Substance 2005 2008 Analgesics 41 43 Alcohol 25 23 Tobacco 7.5 4.9 Cannabis 4.7 3.3 Sedatives <2 2.8 Inhalants 2.5 4.2
  21. 27. <ul><li>they begin drinking earlier </li></ul><ul><li>they drink more, more often </li></ul><ul><li>they now drink spirits </li></ul><ul><li>vodka being the preferred for young women & rum or bourbon for young males </li></ul>Slide courtesy Paul Dillon: Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) www.darta.net.au
  22. 28. Slide courtesy Ann M Roche, National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University
  23. 30. The Shift to Spirits Slide courtesy Ann M Roche, National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University
  24. 31. <ul><li>Many important social changes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in families, lifestyles & women’s roles.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 M’s – deferred… marriage…mortgage…maternity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Concept of ‘youth’ and eternal pursuit of ‘youthfulness’ </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking patterns (incl. what we drink, how we drink vertical drinking) </li></ul><ul><li>Commodification of leisure, wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Views about work/life balance </li></ul>Young People and Alcohol: What Has Changed?
  25. 32. <ul><li>Alcohol is integrated into Australian way of life </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol is most popular psychoactive substance in Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol is legal, socially sanctioned & widely promoted </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking is a social activity </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking is a learned behaviour </li></ul>
  26. 34. Big Day Out, Feb 2010 International Cricket, 2010 Sharing a few Chrissie Drinks ‘09
  27. 35. <ul><li>Market forces - global </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising influence young people’s decisions about drinking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>when to drink (initiation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what to drink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how much to drink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>where to drink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>who to drink with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising/Marketing – part of cultural context </li></ul></ul>
  28. 36. <ul><li>Branded promotional material </li></ul><ul><li>Point-of-Sale </li></ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul><ul><li>Films, TV, music </li></ul>marketing to over 18s: impact on under 18s who want to be older?
  29. 38. <ul><li>Approximately 72% of young people aged 12-17 years are NOT binge drinkers. </li></ul><ul><li>True or false? </li></ul>
  30. 39. <ul><li>Australia’s youth cannot be generalised & classified as one group. While some most certainly have an issue with binge drinking, others are the complete opposite & may have never even touched alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I think the Youth of Australia are too focussed on drinking just for fun & don’t realise the seriousness of their actions. It is pointless & takes the focus away from their education & their future. </li></ul><ul><li>Yea, people are drinking when they are too young </li></ul>
  31. 40. <ul><li>Approximately 72% of young people aged 12-17 years are NOT binge drinkers. </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul>
  32. 41. Students reporting *  5 drinks on any occasion in the last 2 weeks Source: ASSADS 2005 (DASSA analysis of SA dataset)
  33. 43. <ul><li>The proportion of young people aged 12-17 years drinking alcohol in their parents’ homes is 25%. </li></ul><ul><li>True or false? </li></ul>
  34. 44. <ul><li>The proportion of young people aged 12-17 years drinking alcohol in their parents’ homes is 25%. </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  35. 45. # categories NOT directly comparable Sources: * ASSADS (SA), * NDSHS 2004 (Australia) place ASSAD* 12 to 17 yo NDSHS* 14 to 19 yo NDSHS* 20 to 29 yo My home 40% 59% 76% Friend’s home 14% 58% 68% Licensed premise 6% 40% 77% Restaurant/cafe 1% 20% 52% Private party/s 30% 69% 61% Workplace - 3% 13% Rave/dance party/s 1% 13% 17%
  36. 46. <ul><li>Young people aged 20 to 25 are most likely to be hospitalised for acute alcohol intoxication. </li></ul><ul><li>True or false? </li></ul>
  37. 47. <ul><li>Young people aged 20 to 25 are most likely to be hospitalised for acute alcohol intoxication. </li></ul><ul><li>false </li></ul>
  38. 48. Age group (years) Rate – per 100,000 population Slide courtesy Paul Dillon: Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) www.darta.net.au
  39. 49. <ul><li>1 in 4 hospitalisations of 15-25 year olds happen because of alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>70 Australians under 25 will be hospitalised due to alcohol-caused assault in an average week </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 2 Australians aged 15–17 who get drunk will do something they regret </li></ul><ul><li>Sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Chikritzhs, T. and Pascal, R. (2004). Trends in Youth Alcohol Consumption and Related Harms in Australian Jurisdictions, 1990–2002. Bulletin No. 6. National Drug Research Institute. </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (2008). National Youth Alcohol Campaign evaluation research 2000-2002. Unpublished raw data. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: National Drug Research Institute (2008). 2004-05 Hospitalisation and morbidity data for Australians aged 0 to 24. Unpublished raw data. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: National Drug Research Institute (2008). 2004-05 Hospitalisation and morbidity data for Australians aged 0 to 24. Unpublished raw data. </li></ul>
  40. 51. <ul><li>Simon was always a loser till he sculled more than anyone else at Abdul’s party … </li></ul><ul><li>Now he’s a legend! </li></ul><ul><li>(16 year old boy) </li></ul>
  41. 52. <ul><li>Black outs only affect short term memory </li></ul><ul><li>True of false? </li></ul>
  42. 53. <ul><li>Black outs only affect short term memory </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul><ul><li>They can potentially affect long term memory </li></ul><ul><li>Cause significant damage to the brain </li></ul>DrinkWise Parents - The danger of blackouts
  43. 54. <ul><li>Statement 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking milk before alcohol means that you can drink more before you get drunk. </li></ul><ul><li>True or False? </li></ul>
  44. 55. <ul><li>Answer 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking milk before alcohol means that you can drink more before you get drunk. </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  45. 56. <ul><li>If you throw up before </li></ul><ul><li>you go to bed, you wont get a </li></ul><ul><li>hangover. </li></ul><ul><li>True or False? </li></ul>
  46. 57. <ul><li>If you throw up before </li></ul><ul><li>you go to bed, you wont get a </li></ul><ul><li>hangover. </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  47. 58. <ul><li>Adolescent brain development mainly occurs between 12 &18 years. </li></ul><ul><li>True or False </li></ul>Statement 11
  48. 59. <ul><li>Adolescent brain development mainly occurs between 12 &18 years. </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>Answer 11
  49. 60. Brain Maturation <ul><li>the adolescent period of physical development is from 12-18 years, based on brain maturation it extends to about 25 years of age. </li></ul><ul><li>…… Prof Jason White </li></ul>
  50. 61. <ul><li>memory tasks </li></ul><ul><li>problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>visual & spatial skills </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, the pattern of brain activity while performing these tasks is different. </li></ul><ul><li>…………… Prof Jason White </li></ul>
  51. 62. <ul><li>Aiming for a HIGH TER? Re think…. </li></ul><ul><li>Damage to the brain during adolescence appears to have long-lasting consequences on those higher order cognitive & emotional functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>that are essential for maximum occupational & social function as an adult. </li></ul></ul>
  52. 63. <ul><li>develop an alcohol problem </li></ul><ul><li>develop another substance abuse problem </li></ul><ul><li>develop a mental health problem (incl: anxiety & depression) </li></ul><ul><li>be involved in criminality </li></ul><ul><li>have academic difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>be financially less well off </li></ul><ul><li>…………… Prof Jason White </li></ul>
  53. 66. <ul><li>There is no safe level of alcohol use for young people under 18? </li></ul><ul><li>True or False </li></ul>
  54. 67. <ul><li>There is no safe level of alcohol use for young people under 18? </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul>
  55. 68. <ul><li>DrinkWise Parents - The risks to a developing brain </li></ul>
  56. 69. Need help? Contact Nadia &/or www.dasc.sa.gov.au …Youthline 1300 13 17 19

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