Alcohol is always in the headlines. Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and current affairs about alcohol, alcohol-related harm, and community responses.

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..

Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance

14th June 2017 •   posted in

Men, man, health

This week is Men’s Health Week (12-18 June 2017) and the theme is Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance. It explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy, physically and emotionally, in a busy and sometimes challenging world. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare says that the 11 Read more..

Ad sends poor message

7th June 2017 •   posted in

The Act on Alcohol Team are dismayed with an alcohol advertisement placed directly outside a State School in North Brisbane a couple of weeks ago. The McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth who run the Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) contacted Act on Alcohol and informed us that they received a complaint from 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..

3 ways to stay healthy

24th May 2017 •   posted in

We all want to be healthy, happy, feel good and live longer. There are three ways to look after our bodies and stay healthy. Nourish your body – consider what you eat and drink. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, including legumes (baked beans, hummus, refried beans, lentils), wholegrain breads and 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..

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