Ad sends poor message

7th June 2017 •   posted in

The Act on Alcohol Team are dismayed with an alcohol advertisement placed directly outside a State School in North Brisbane a couple of weeks ago. The McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth who run the Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) contacted Act on Alcohol and informed us that they received a complaint from Read more..

What we have been up to

4th April 2017 •   posted in

In the first quarter of this year, the AoA Team have been busy getting out of the office and meeting with communities and support services to offer assistance and advice in addressing alcohol-related problems. Here’s what we’ve been up to… Working with Liquor Accord Groups to prevent and reduce alcohol-fuelled violence and increase safety for patrons as Read more..

Call to reform Australia’s alcohol laws

20th February 2017 •   posted in
An increase in alcohol taxation, a reduction in the hours of alcohol sales, and changes to how alcohol is promoted are all needed to reduce alcohol-related harm, a public health policy expert has argued. Professor Wayne Hall of The University of Queensland’s Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research said state and federal governments had a Read more..

#2 on our 6-point count up for stress management without alcohol

14th February 2017 •   posted in

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Indulge in Physical Activity Stressful situations increase the level of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in your body. These are the “fight or flight” hormones that evolution has hard-wired into our brains and which are designed to protect us from immediate bodily harm when we are under threat.  However, stress in the modern Read more..

Call to Action: Act on Alcohol Survey 2017

9th February 2017 •   posted in

Let us know what is going on in your community by completing the 2017 Act on Alcohol Survey. Act on Alcohol is committed to undertaking an annual survey to ensure we stay on track and continue to respond to key community needs. Last year your responses were a tremendous help in giving us a clear snapshot of the Read more..

Yes, you can take community action!

1st February 2017 •   posted in

So… you want to take action in your local community to reduce alcohol harm?  Well, here’s some good news and a great blueprint for changing local community cultural norms by challenging community beliefs. The good is news comes from research into under-age drinking.  Every three years the Australian Department of Health commissions a study called Read more..

“Why aren’t you drinking?”

17th January 2017 •   posted in

Sometimes refusing a drink feels harder than it should. Occasionally I often think it is easier to just have a drink and not be questioned. I wish it wasn’t the case. Like many others in our communities, I’m a product of the culture I’ve grown up with, which tells me every day that I deserve Read more..