Here’s what we know about alcohol & pregnancy

“This infographic provides an overview of what we know about alcohol and pregnancy and the kinds of support women deserve. It was developed with support from Canada FASD Research Network and its Prevention Network Action Team with a goal of promoting engagement between women, partners, providers and communities.”
By Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (Canada, 2017)

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A Conversation Worth Having

“The Campus & Community Coalition has joined together with its partners, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the Orange County Health Department to highlight a conversation worth having. Our team has pulled together the leading research on alcohol’s impacts on the underage brain to bring resources to families in our community so that they can start a conversation about adolescent substance use. We cover why families should be talking with their children about alcohol, how they can start the conversation, and how mental health and social media influence underage alcohol use. Our hope is that the community will build on the strength of its connections to start conversations within and among families.”

Read more from Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership

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Building Muscle? Cut Out The Alcohol Completely! – Infographic

Thinking about having a drink after your hard workout? Research studies show that alcohol can affect muscle building by slowing down your progress. It causes dehydration and fatigue. It increases body fats and prevents protein synthesis known as the process that builds muscle. Most importantly, it increases creatine kinase; the enzyme that signals tissue damage.

Source: TestX Core

The Effects of Alcohol on Muscle Building

Inroads

The Inroads program has been specifically designed for young adults with concerns about their anxiety and drinking. This program was developed by researchers at UNSW and Macquarie University, and informed by the latest research on anxiety and alcohol use problems. The program will assist you with developing new skills to manage and overcome these feelings and encourage you to think about your use of alcohol.

Read more from Inroads

Are you a young person who drinks to handle stress? Inroads introduction video 2 from Mental Health and Substance Use on Vimeo.

Wise parent

“Thank you, mother!” and “Thank you, father!” are clips from the Wise Parent campaign, run by National Insitute for Health Development and Ministry of the Interior. (Estonia, 2016).

These clips show the gratitude that a child has for his/her parents who have always been supportive and who also directs a child to achieve goals even when it´s hard (not to fall our from music school or spend endless hours behind a computer screen). Also, a child thanks that they explained them the consequences of alcohol so that now, they can do what they have always dreamt of.


#DrinkRevolution Day

“Global #DrinkRevolution Day

One day for our global social movement to get together virtually and literally in communities around the world and celebrate the lifestyle of the 21st century.

October 3, every year, is the global DRINK REVOLUTION Day©.

On this day all DRINK REVOLUTIONARIES organize activities, take over social media, create alcohol-free environments and spread awesomeness in their communities.

Get ready for the first ever Drink Revolution Day, on October 3rd 2017.

THIS YEAR WE CELEBRATE ALCOHOL-FREE DRINKS AND THE BENEFITS OF LIVING LIVE FREE FROM ALCOHOL.”

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2 October World No-Alcohol Day

India proposed officially at the 2008 World Health Assembly in Geneva that Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary could be a dry day globally and that October 2 be declared ‘World No Alcohol Day’.

The proposal came on a day when all 193 WHO member countries signed a resolution to reduce alcohol related harm. WHO spent the next two years developing a global alcohol strategy.

With rather small attention ‘No Alcohol Day’ is a part of a WHO effort to raise awareness and reduce the abuse of alcohol. Read more from Times of India

World No-Alcohol Day celebrated by International Council of Nurses

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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.

Learn more from Climate Schools (Australia)

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