Why should Australians limit their alcohol?

12th April 2017 •   posted in

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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

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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..

Fun without alcohol

22nd February 2017 •   posted in

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Google fun without alcohol or feel good without alcohol and a myriad of blogs and media reports pop up in less than a second.  There’s high profile people like Talitha Cummins, many average Joe Blows, and organisations like Hello Sunday Morning who have celebrity ambassadors – all having their say about why they reconsidered their Read more..

#2 on our 6-point count up for stress management without alcohol

14th February 2017 •   posted in

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Indulge in Physical Activity Stressful situations increase the level of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in your body. These are the “fight or flight” hormones that evolution has hard-wired into our brains and which are designed to protect us from immediate bodily harm when we are under threat.  However, stress in the modern Read more..

Facebook 5-point count-up

13th October 2016 •   posted in

Over the past couple of months, the Act on Alcohol Facebook posts have focused on how alcohol affects your health and wellbeing through 5-point count ups. These posts run for five days and outline the benefits of reducing your alcohol intake in relation to different aspects of health. So far we have focused on sleep, Read more..