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Rethinking Drinking
Created Tuesday, 10 February 2009 2:04:00 PM
Sydney Morning Herald, February 10, 2009

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Unhappy hour - can alcohol make you sad
Created Wednesday, 24 October 2007 6:11:19 PM
Sydney Morning Herald, October 24, 2007

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Treatment by correspondence a world first
Created Friday, 22 June 2007 4:47:15 PM
From The University of Sydney - News and Events - Webpage

Depression, the most common disabling illness in Australia, is often associated with anxiety and high alcohol consumption, however sufferers are reluctant to seek help and often have difficulty in accessing clinical services.

In a world first, the Australian Centre for Addiction Research (ACAR) at the University of Sydney is developing an innovative approach to effectively assist people to manage their depression, anxiety and alcohol consumption by correspondence.

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Thinking about Drinking: The Power of Expectation
Created Monday, 3 April 2006 8:16:18 PM
In Australasian Science April 2006

Most of the effects of alcohol result from our expectations, not from the actual chemical. Someone who thinks they’re drinking alcohol, but isn’t, will act almost as drunk as someone who is drinking the real thing, says Sitharthan Thiagarajan.

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Are You a Risky Drinker?
Created Friday, 3 March 2006 10:52:14 PM
In The Independent - Online Edition 31st January 2006

So you like a glass or two - sometimes a few too many. You could be on the brink of an alcohol problem. But changing your habits can be easier than it sounds, says Hugh Wilson

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The Message in a Bottle...
Created Thursday, 8 December 2005 3:26:36 PM
In Sydney Morning Herald 8th December 2005

Heavy-drinking women can nip their problem in the bud through the mail, writes Paula Goodyer

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Blackouts: cant remember if youve a drink problem
Created Tuesday, 23 August 2005 3:05:08 PM
In Financial Review 18 August 2005, p.59.

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Help is in the mail
Created Tuesday, 23 August 2005 3:02:58 PM
In Parramatta Advertiser 6 July 2005, p.8.

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Cutting Down
Created Wednesday, 20 July 2005 10:44:09 AM
In In Parramatta Sun Page 13

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Cutting back the booze (abc.net.au article)
Created Friday, 8 July 2005 12:37:58 PM
The typical image of the alcoholic is an old boozer on a park bench, swigging from a bottle of tawny port in a brown paper bag, ranting at the pigeons...

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Prevent problem drinking - by post (ninemsn article)
Created Friday, 8 July 2005 12:37:06 PM
ninemsn Health interviewed A/Professor Sitharthan Thiagarajan. one of the driving forces behind an innovative programme that aims to help people who have an issue with alcohol consumption but who are not actually alcoholics in the public perception of the

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Good News
Created Sunday, 8 August 2004 11:55:01 AM
In The Sun Herald Page 23

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Drinking classes
Created Tuesday, 30 March 2004 11:55:01 AM
In The Bulletin Pages 72-73

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Moderation by mail
Created Monday, 23 February 2004 11:55:01 AM
In Women's Day Page 56

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Drinking less
Created Monday, 2 February 2004 11:55:01 AM
In The Daily Telegraph Page 60

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Drinkers nip it in the bud by mail
Created Sunday, 18 January 2004 11:55:01 AM
In The Sun Herald

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New help for rural drinkers
Created Wednesday, 14 January 2004 11:55:01 AM
In Daily Liberal

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Official release of the state-wide programme - excessive drinking in the community - in NSW Parliament by Hon. John Della Bosca
Created Thursday, 4 December 2003 11:55:01 AM
Corrected copy NSW Legislative Council Hansard Article No. 30 entitled 'Alcohol Abuse'

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Solving problem drinking by correspondence
Created Monday, 1 December 2003 11:55:01 AM
In ActNow Bulletin, Issue no.3

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You can control your drinking
Created Saturday, 1 May 1999 11:55:01 AM
In Good Medicine

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Beating the bottle
Created Thursday, 25 February 1999 11:55:01 AM
In The University of Sydney News

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Recruiting female clients to alcohol treatment programs
Created Sunday, 21 February 1999 11:55:01 AM
BBC Radio UK

 

Discussion of the NH&MRC research project
Created Friday, 19 February 1999 11:55:01 AM
Radio 2Day FM

 

Discussion of the NH&MRC research project
Created Friday, 19 February 1999 11:55:01 AM
Radio 2BL

 

Discussion of the NH&MRC research project
Created Wednesday, 17 February 1999 11:55:01 AM
In The Daily Telegraph

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What's new in treating alcohol problems
Created Monday, 22 June 1998 11:55:01 AM
Radio 2GB

 

New methods for treating alcohol problems
Created Saturday, 13 June 1998 11:55:01 AM
Radio 2BL

 

'New treatment methods for problem drinkers'
Created Saturday, 13 June 1998 11:55:01 AM
In The Daily Telegraph

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Drink, smoke: all for a good cause (re: alcohol and sadness)
Created Sunday, 14 September 1997 11:55:01 AM
In The Sunday Telegraph

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University to shout for science (re: alcohol and sadness)
Created Tuesday, 14 September 1997 11:55:01 AM
In The Daily Telegraph

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Alcohol and sadness
Created Wednesday, 3 September 1997 11:55:01 AM
Radio 2MMM

 

Effectiveness of AA - Debate
Created Monday, 1 May 1995 11:55:01 AM
Radio 2BL

 

Experts differ over the message in a bottle
Created Thursday, 13 April 1995 11:55:01 AM
In The Australian

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Health Issues: Under the influence
Created Thursday, 30 March 1995 11:55:01 AM
In The Sydney Morning Herald

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