Getting ready for Dry July

21st June 2017 •   posted in

Dry July is a great cause, as it helps to raise funds to ease the burden, reduce stress and add a bit of comfort for those affected by cancer. Dry July funds organisations in every state of Australia and you can choose where the money you raise goes to. Taking part in Dry July also gives Read more..

Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance

14th June 2017 •   posted in

Men, man, health

This week is Men’s Health Week (12-18 June 2017) and the theme is Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance. It explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy, physically and emotionally, in a busy and sometimes challenging world. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare says that the 11 Read more..

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..

It’s topical at the moment – domestic violence in Australia

10th May 2017 •   posted in

domestic violence

With the revamped Australian citizenship test in the news recently it has highlighted that politicians consider Australian values include not tolerating domestic violence, yet the statistics show otherwise. Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows one in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to the, one in five women over Read more..

How to love your heart

3rd May 2017 •   posted in


This week is Heart Week and the theme for 2017 is to know what your blood pressure is and improve it. So what does blood pressure really mean? Blood pressure is the pressure of blood on the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps it around the body. It goes up and down all the Read more..

5 easy ways to cut the calories in your drinks

26th April 2017 •   posted in

Is your waistline feeling a bit tight since Easter? Are you trying to cut back a bit to fit into your skinny jeans? Think about the easy calories you drink. Do you find yourself drinking a few with the boys and girls each week down at your local club or pub? Or at home with Read more..

Seven ways to help you cut back on alcohol

19th April 2017 •   posted in

mocktails, alcohol free

Most people like to have a drink or two; maybe just at special social occasions or maybe a bit more often. At Act on Alcohol we hear from a lot of people who recognize they have a problem with how much alcohol they drink, often when the situation has gotten quite serious. If you don’t Read more..

Why should Australians limit their alcohol?

12th April 2017 •   posted in

Alcohol, cancer, drinking, man

A large body of evidence consistently shows that consumption of alcohol is a risk factor for cancer.   Drinking alcohol increases the risk of: mouth & throat cancer (larynx and pharynx) stomach and oesophageal cancer bowel cancer (colon and rectum) liver cancer female breast cancer. It’s not just heavy drinking – even small amounts of alcohol increases risk, but the more you drink, the greater Read more..