Harm reduction

5 tips on how to give up smoking

31st May 2017 •   posted in

quit smoking

What has smoking got to do with alcohol? Well, quite a lot actually… Today is World No Tobacco Day. We have conclusive research to show tobacco is bad for your health, and yet we still smoke. Well, even if you have no regard for your health, tobacco is also a threat to world development – 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..

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..

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..

What makes our head hurt?

29th March 2017 •   posted in

Don’t you kick yourself when you wake up with a headache after drinking?  I do.  I hate headaches.  Once upon a time, I could drink a lot more than I do now and as long as I drank a litre of so of water before bed, I wouldn’t have a headache.  Now the body is Read more..

Your Brain Matters

15th March 2017 •   posted in

We have all heard about the benefits of looking after our bodies, but what about our brains? This week is Brain Awareness Week and there are lots of easy ways that you can look after your brain health. To protect your most valuable asset, the Act on Alcohol Team are encouraging all Queenslanders to focus Read more..

Fathers and alcohol consumption during pregnancy

9th March 2017 •   posted in

father, pregnant, baby, infant, conception, pregnancy, social, alcohol

Alcohol consumption during preconception and pregnancy is generally considered to be the prospective mother’s responsibility, with many current international alcohol policy guidelines recommending the reduction or non-use of alcohol by pregnant women. However, research suggests that decisions about alcohol use can often be influenced by others, in particular the prospective father. The National Drug Research Read more..