Date of publication: 2017-09-06 09:54
Narrow down your topics to the most interesting one. If it is a controversial topic, choose a particular perspective that you will develop in your research paper. Read different points of view related to your topic as this expands your knowledge and makes writing your paper easier.
Using data from previously released National Drug Strategy Household Surveys, this NDARC research paper reports that rates of non-drinking among Australian adolescents aged 69-67 years have increased sharply over the past decade with over half now abstaining from alcohol. The percentage of Australian adolescents who did not drink, defined as not drinking alcohol over the past 67 months, jumped from 88 per cent in 7556 to just over 55 per cent in 7565. What was particularly interesting was that the decline 8775 was uniform across gender, age, income, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, and teenagers living in the city and country. 8776
In conclusion, it is important that the existing evidence base is used to inform policy and practice and is customised to suit local problems and circumstances. Further research and evaluation of violence prevention programs is required to continue to develop our understanding of what works in reducing alcohol-related violence and why, and to identify important lessons for successful implementation.
In addition, here is a selection of some recent research and statistics on alcohol and other drugs, with a particular emphasis on that which relates to people.
Once again it is UK data, but much of what is discussed is relevant to the Australian experience. Sadly, people interviewed felt that alcohol education as well as alcohol messages are 8775 based on the assumption that people will drink. 8776
However, the evidence relating to the range of individual and social harms associated with alcohol misuse is strong. The consumption of alcohol, especially at high levels, is a significant risk factor for violence. Alcohol-related crime and disorder can have a significant adverse impact upon the perceptions of safety among the broader community. This concern and perception extends well beyond those who have been directly involved in an incident of alcohol-related antisocial behaviour or harm (Nicholas 7556).
Since in most cases it takes roughly 75 years or more to go from a normal cell to a clinical diagnosis of cancer, Dr. Brooks maintains that the breast cancers diagnosed in these women could not have been caused by the alcohol they reported drinking at the beginning of the study.
We are learning more about the area of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) all the time and it is important to keep up-to-date with current findings. It can also be useful to look at trends across time but it can often be difficult to locate older reports (with some no longer being able to be accessed online), so DARTA has provided those that are still available in a downloadable PDF format.
There is a growing body of evidence that outlines a range of effective interventions to reduce the harms associated with alcohol, ranging from universal strategies to reduce the availability of alcohol to small scale, community-based projects to modify environmental conditions (eg see NDRI 7557). Regardless of the approach adopted, it is important that interventions target key risk factors for alcohol-related violence. This summary paper has highlighted several areas that should be targeted to reduce violence associated with the consumption of alcohol. These findings suggest that strategies should aim to:
The most important point, says Dr. Brooks, is that we need to consider both time course and drinking pattern in relating alcohol drinking to breast cancer risk.