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.

5 easy ways to cut the calories in your drinks

26th April 2017 •   posted in

Is your waistline feeling a bit tight since Easter? Are you trying to cut back a bit to fit into your skinny jeans? Think about the easy calories you drink. Do you find yourself drinking a few with the boys and girls each week down at your local club or pub? Or at home with Read more..

Seven ways to help you cut back on alcohol

19th April 2017 •   posted in

mocktails, alcohol free

Most people like to have a drink or two; maybe just at special social occasions or maybe a bit more often. At Act on Alcohol we hear from a lot of people who recognize they have a problem with how much alcohol they drink, often when the situation has gotten quite serious. If you don’t 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..

What makes our head hurt?

29th March 2017 •   posted in

Don’t you kick yourself when you wake up with a headache after drinking?  I do.  I hate headaches.  Once upon a time, I could drink a lot more than I do now and as long as I drank a litre of so of water before bed, I wouldn’t have a headache.  Now the body is Read more..

Watch your step, drinkers!

22nd March 2017 •   posted in

non-violence related injuries

We know alcohol related injuries worldwide account for more than a third of the burden of disease associated with alcohol, a recent study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health examined the demographics and substance use of patrons of Australian night time entertainment districts who have non-violent alcohol related injuries.  These injuries Read more..

Your Brain Matters

15th March 2017 •   posted in

We have all heard about the benefits of looking after our bodies, but what about our brains? This week is Brain Awareness Week and there are lots of easy ways that you can look after your brain health. To protect your most valuable asset, the Act on Alcohol Team are encouraging all Queenslanders to focus 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..

Alcohol and your children

1st March 2017 •   posted in

young people, children, kids

Have you ever talked to your children about alcohol?  Do you ever reflect on your own drinking and how much you drink in front of your kids? Working on the Act on Alcohol program has made me reflect on my own alcohol intake.  I grew up in South Australia in the days when wineries gave Read more..

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