The Coaster Project
The Coaster Project (aka How Often Do You Wear Beer Goggles Project) involved surveying patrons at Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai licensed premises on their drinking habits in April 2012.
The aim of the initiative was to obtain information on local conditions to help form the basis of future work targeting safe and responsible consumption of alcohol in the local area.
Coasters and posters, portraying images of people looking worse for wear from drinking alcohol, asked the leading 'How often do you wear beer goggles?' question and offered the chance to win a prize.
Patrons wishing to do the survey, simply scanned the Quick Response Code (QR Code) printed on the materials with their smart phone. They were then presented with an online survey to complete.
This project was a partnership project between Ryde Hornsby Health Promotion Unit, Hornsby Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Liquor Accord (HKLA).
- Over 20% of patrons consumed eight or more drinks on one occasion ‘weekly’.
- Almost 10% consumed eight or more drinks on one occasion ‘daily’.
- Over a third of patrons consumed large amounts of alcohol before attending a licensed venue - 20% of patrons consumed ‘3-5’ drinks and over 10% consumed ‘6 or more’ drinks, prior to going out to a pub or club.
Download a copy of the How Often Do You Wear Bear Goggles? report