Author Archives: Luke Adams Foundation

Teaching yourself to be positive

We all know life has a dark side to it. Luckily, there’s a lighter side too, but sometimes it can be a bit tricky to find – especially as we get older and are confronted with some of the harsher realities of this world. But in order to live healthy,...

Kids are becoming more violent towards their parents

Many people are now aware of domestic abuse, thanks to a number of successful campaigns over the last few years. But do we have a good picture of all different kinds of domestic violence, or do we automatically think of women suffering at the hands of their partners and parents...

How do we teach young men about rape?

Traditionally, the taboo surrounding rape meant that it was a ‘hidden’ crime that was seldom talked about. Today, thankfully, we are a lot more open about it. But many of these conversations are focused at women, providing them with advise on how to be safe and careful. Should we really...

The dangers of our binge drinking culture

Alcohol is the most widely consumed drug in Australia. Any adult can legally drink and it’s socially acceptable, unlike other drugs like cocaine and crystal meth. These factors, among others, have led to an increasing culture of binge drinking. But what exactly is binge drinking? Simply put, if someone is...

Medication could help reduce alcohol-related violence

What if there was a drug that we could give to problem drinkers? Medication to help people quit smoking has proven to be highly effective, and now Australian scientists are working on a pill to help people overcome alcoholism. Teams of scientists around the globe are collaborating on a number...

Should doctors screen for underage drinking?

Binge drinking continues to be a growing problem amongst Australian teens. Alcohol abuse at a young age can lead to serious physical, psychological and social consequences down the road. The early detection of a drinking problem is vital in order to protect children’s health and wellbeing. Of course, parents can...

Hate speech is a form of violence too

There are many forms of violence, and only a small amount of it is physical. Hate speech is one of the most common forms of violence, although it’s often trivialised. This is dangerous, because hate speech is often a precursor to physical forms of assault. What exactly is hate speech?...

Teaching our children to stay safe online

The internet is a fantastic way to connect and communicate with people across the world. Whether you’re talking to your friend from high school or a family member who has moved thousands of kilometres away, the world wide web is a great way to stay in touch. Unfortunately, there’s also...

Methamphetamine on the rise in Australia

Drugs and alcohol play an important role in the increasing amount of violence we’re seeing on our streets today. Sadly, the use of drugs and alcohol by young people also continues to be on the increase. Now, police data shows that methamphetamine, a dangerous amphetamine, is on the rise in...

Gun crime in Australia

Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which twenty children and six adult staff members were fatally shot, US gun laws have come under much scrutiny. President Obama has officially pledged to reduce the number of gun deaths by introducing new firearm legislation. But gun crime isn’t just on...