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..

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..

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..

Our most recent weeks

20th December 2016 •   posted in
In our last weeks Joe has recently returned from a trip to Roma to present service information to an interagency of health services. The presentation led into an open discussion regarding harm minimization and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Act on Alcohol will follow up on Joe’s efforts to identify key members of the community Read more..

Townsville workshops: Knowing the facts to act

26th October 2016 •   posted in

The Act on Alcohol team have been out and about during May, promoting the service and running workshops. Team members, Shane and Caroline delivered the Knowing the Facts to Act: Introductory workshop to Act on Alcohol at the Reid Park complex in Townsville. These workshops gave locals information about the drinking guidelines, standard drink serves, Read more..

Alcohol and sport: Sign the petition 

26th October 2016 •   posted in
The start of the State of Origin series in May brought the usual excitement and rivalry between Queensland and New South Wales. However, this year the former State of Origin great, Steve Ella, challenged the NRL about the saturation of alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport. Ella wrote to Todd Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Read more..

More to the Weekend: Live life to the fullest 

13th October 2016 •   posted in

In the last edition of the e-newsletter we introduced the new Gold Coast health and lifestyle initiative, More to the Weekend. Instigator, Courtney Angus, is concerned about the rates that drugs and alcohol are used on the Gold Coast. Courtney started this More to the Weekend as an alternative to the night-club scene, encouraging young Read more..