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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..

Fathers and alcohol consumption during pregnancy

9th March 2017 •   posted in

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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..

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..