Goodbye for now…

28th June 2017 •   posted in

news, goodbye

The Act on Alcohol Program is an initiative of Lives Lived Well and has been funded by Queensland Health from mid 2014 to mid 2017. Our funding from Queensland Health is finishing at the end of this month and unfortunately will not be renewed. Over the years, we have had a number of staff members within the Act on Read more..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Dry January Campaigns

10th February 2017 •   posted in

alcohol, social, culture

As we progress through the year an article in The Conversation reflects on the ‘Dry January’ campaign. For the full article click here. At the opposite end of ‘Dry January’ is ‘Try January’, where drinkers are encouraged to try new and different foods and drinks, not necessarily more drinks.  Our food and drinking habits are Read more..

Joe Camel in a bottle

9th February 2017 •   posted in
BY: JONATHAN NOEL AND THOMAS F BABOR Alcohol companies used controversial marketing tactics in their 2017 Super Bowl commercials, including the use of animals that are attractive to children and party themes found to influence underage drinking. In our view, the ads seemed far out of compliance with the voluntary marketing codes, in place since Read more..

Making Headlines

8th February 2017 •   posted in

The Queensland Government has decided to abandon the introduction of a 1am lockout for bars and nightclubs in 3am Safe Night Precincts (SNPs). The 1am lockouts were part of the second phase of liquor reforms to be introduced on the 1st of February 2017. Cabinet Ministers voted against the introduction of 1am lockouts in response to Read more..