A number of leading Australians have lent their support to a campaign to remove alcohol sponsorship from professional sport.
The call comes a week out from the AFL and NRL Grand Final, and as evidence mounts about the harm to children as a result of exposure to alcohol advertising.
#BoozeFreeSport is a campaign endorsed and supported by the Public Health Association of Australia, McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth, St Vincent’s Health Australia, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.
Former President of the St Kilda Football Club, Rod Butterss says that for too long booze, drugs and gambling have been a part of AFL culture.
Find more from http://www.boozefreesport.org.au

Rod Butterss calls for league to cut its ties with alcohol from FAREAustralia on Vimeo.


Climate Schools

Climate Schools is the most innovative and engaging way to empower students to gain knowledge about their health and wellbeing. Climate Schools provides curriculum-consistent health education courses proven to reduce harm and improve student well-being. By implementing these user-friendly evidence-based programs you will assist your students in making positive and informed choices for life.

Climate Schools was developed by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), School of Psychiatry, and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. The courses were developed in close collaboration with teachers, students and education specialists to ensure they fit within the school health curriculum and appeal to students of all learning styles.

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Prevention Research at the CRE in Mental Health and Substance Use from Mental Health and Substance Use on Vimeo.

Can’t See It

Balance North East “Can’t See It” Alcohol and Cancer Awareness from Rose Hendry on Vimeo.

North East drinkers are more likely to be drinking above recommended limits, putting themselves at greater risk of a range of different cancers including mouth, throat, oesophageal and bowel cancer.

That is the warning from Balance as a hard hitting new campaign launches today (4 Sept, 2017) urging people to take action to reduce their risk of seven types of cancer by taking more days off drinking for the sake of their health, family and loved ones.

Sales figures show enough alcohol is being sold in the North East for drinkers to consume 22.3 units per week on average compared to the Chief Medical Officer’s guidance which recommends no more than 14 units. That compares to the England and Wales average of 20.8 units sold per drinker, potentially putting people in the region at higher risk of 7 different cancers, including mouth, throat, oesophagus, breast and bowel.
Find more from http://www.reducemyrisk.tv/

Tung Wah Group of Hospital – Prevention of alcohol abuse

Throughout the years, the problem of Alcohol abuse has been strongly overlooked by other addiction problems such as smoking, gambling and drug abuse. Founded in 2005,T.W.G.Hs Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Service provides the first comprehensive therapy and professional treatment services for alcohol abusers around Hong Kong. Our team has strived in many areas to deal with various types of conditions regarding alcohol addiction problems.
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Liberty Alliance for Youth

LAFY is a member of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America). We are one of the many coalitions across the country working to prevent youth substance use in our communities. LAFY is made up of people from all sectors of the Liberty community: educators, parents, youth, law enforcement officers, business representatives, government officials, pastors and other community members… all volunteering time to help build a strong future for Liberty.

“Our mission is to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse, violence and other negative behaviors and improve the lives of the entire Liberty Community.”

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