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Victorian voices on alcohol harm


Everyone in the Victorian community should be supported to be safe and well. However, alcohol fuels significant harm to individuals, families and communities. 

To ensure policies and systems keep people safe from alcohol harm and support those most affected, the voices of people with lived experience of alcohol harm must be heard in public conversations and policy making.

This report aims to showcase lived and living experiences of alcohol harm in the Victorian community. Advocates in Victoria whose stories are featured in the report were engaged as active participants in co-producing research on their experiences, shared through their participation in the Victorian Voices on Alcohol Harm Network.

The experiences and insights of the Lived Experience Advocates centred on five key themes: 

  1. Mental health
  2. Family violence
  3. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  4. Culture
  5. Embedding lived experience in policy development
Recent research papers

FARE continues to fund and undertake research that contributes to the knowledge-base about alcohol harms and strategies to reduce them.

This research is used to inform our approach to evidence-based alcohol policy development, ensuring that the solutions we are advocating for are informed by research. FARE’s research is also often quoted by governments, other not-for-profit organisations and researchers in public discussions about alcohol, demonstrating that FARE is seen as a leading source of information.

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