I’ll drink to that! Or will I?

October 12th, 2015

Alcohol consumption has become quite a prominent part of Australian culture over many decades. I can remember being so close to 18 and being so excited to be able to have my first ‘’legal drink’’ and go out to pubs and clubs. Anyone else know that feeling? But now that I am older and over [...]

DearHolly If I could talk to my 13 year old self…

July 11th, 2014

We are very pleased to have a guest blog post by Jessica Barlow of the DearHolly Project -   -   – How many times have you wished that you could hit rewind and try everything all over again? If you’re anything like me, I’m willing to bet that the number in your head is spiraling into [...]

Book Review: Secret Men’s Business

June 3rd, 2013

John Marsden’s Secret Men’s Business is one of the greatest coming-of-age books ever written. It is a straightforward guide to how to be a man. And not just a stereotypically hyper-masculine sort of man, but a real, genuinely mature, responsible bloke that people will have reason to respect. Although I’d say it’s aimed at young [...]

Hello or urgggg Sunday Morning

April 28th, 2013

Did you wake up this morning saying ‘Heeeelllooo Sunday Morning’ or ‘urrrrrr ouch I’m going back to bed and ignoring Sunday I’m hungover…’ Either way you are not alone. Chris Raine spent most his Sunday mornings doing the later every week until he decided he might try aiming for the first options more often by [...]

Party Planner Extraordinaire

March 28th, 2012

    Test passed, footie team won, cats birthday? Whatever the reason you may be considering hosting a party at your place – good idea – bad idea? We take a look at the pro’s and con’s. A night to remember Hold a night to remember and you will be the hostess with the mostess [...]

Risk or Recklessness?

November 3rd, 2011

In today’s blog our Youth Blogger Jess gives us an opinion piece about taking risks where alcohol and other drugs are concerned. Have a read and let us know what you think by leaving a comment and joining the conversation. It’s one thing to take chances. But when does risk end, and recklessness begin? Teenage [...]

Alcohol and Pregnancy

September 8th, 2011

9th September is International FASD Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of the risks for an unborn child from drinking alcohol during pregnancy. It is marked by 9 seconds of reflection on the 9th September at 9:09am. As the sun rises in the east, this special event begins in New Zealand, then Australia, [...]

Drugs 101

June 20th, 2011

It is Drug Action Week 2011 (19th – 25th June). There is no doubt that Alcohol and Other Drugs play some role in our lives, whether as a spectator or users and can range from energy drinks, Sambuca to illicit and prescription drugs. Drugs are used for many different reasons, the list is long and [...]

An Impaled Memory of a Night Out

May 11th, 2011

Everybody loves to have the occasional big night, for sure fun is the name of the game, but what about when you get to the point of wasted, find yourself drunk as ten men and feeling no pain. That is until you try to hop over a gate, slip and find yourself impaled on a [...]

Drink, Drink: Drunk

March 10th, 2011

Today I spent the entire day on the bathroom floor. Hovering between life and certain death I silently prayed my housemate would be be kind enough to wash the vomit from my hair before he called whoever it is you call when someone dies. “Why Why Why do I this to myself?” I wept into [...]