ENERGY DRINKS-Enough To Pop a Valve

Energy drinks: In addition to managing alcohol at private parties we also apply the same management system to energy drinks.  When energy drinks hit the party scene we observed the behaviour of young adults within the party environment at a number of parties.  After observing at least 30 teen parties where energy drinks were brought…

Death rattle

What’s up, Western Australia?! From what we’ve read these last few months, you really are dying to have fun. Since the start of March, 40 of your teen parties have hit the media for appalling reasons. In case you’ve been lying drunk in a ditch or king-hit by a bottle, here’s a fool’s guide to…

Too Cool for School

I can’t say enough about the duty of care of parents who host parties. Here’s yet another report of a party turned to crap (courtesy of Police News): ‘Police are appealing for information after a party turned ugly at Carrum Downs last Thursday night. At about 10.30pm on 20 January a group of people turned…

Death of the Party

Another Tragedy This week I read with utter dismay that yet another teenager had lost her life at a party which didn’t have adequate security measures. Two men also became violently ill on what’s thought to be gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB). This so-called ‘recreational’ drug has an appropriate nickname of Grievous Bodily Harm. Escalating Problem Recreational drugs…