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.

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..

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..

#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..

Dry January Campaigns

10th February 2017 •   posted in

alcohol, social, culture

As we progress through the year an article in The Conversation reflects on the ‘Dry January’ campaign. For the full article click here. At the opposite end of ‘Dry January’ is ‘Try January’, where drinkers are encouraged to try new and different foods and drinks, not necessarily more drinks.  Our food and drinking habits are Read more..

Joe Camel in a bottle

9th February 2017 •   posted in
BY: JONATHAN NOEL AND THOMAS F BABOR Alcohol companies used controversial marketing tactics in their 2017 Super Bowl commercials, including the use of animals that are attractive to children and party themes found to influence underage drinking. In our view, the ads seemed far out of compliance with the voluntary marketing codes, in place since Read more..

Call to Action: Act on Alcohol Survey 2017

9th February 2017 •   posted in

Let us know what is going on in your community by completing the 2017 Act on Alcohol Survey. Act on Alcohol is committed to undertaking an annual survey to ensure we stay on track and continue to respond to key community needs. Last year your responses were a tremendous help in giving us a clear snapshot of the Read more..

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