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Break the Habit Campaign

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) has launched a new campaign designed to encourage Australians who increased their alcohol consumption due to COVID-19 related stress and anxiety to reduce their alcohol use to safer levels.

It can take just 66 days to form a habit. For most Australians, this is around how long lockdown lasted. For Victorian’s it’s happening all over again. The habits we picked up are more than just baking, jigsaws and singing along to your handwashing.

Since COVID-19 started, some of us have reported drinking a bit more than before. While this might just be a few extra drinks, small changes can become harder to shift over time. Importantly, even small increases in the amount of alcohol you drink can take a toll on your finances, and relationships and have lasting impacts on your physical and mental health.

We know it’s been a bit tough lately, but reflecting on COVID-drinking can help to set yourself up for success as we start to take control of our lives again. The message from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation is simple; we’re all still in this together, and there’s lots of help and support out there to help you kick the habit.

Go to littlehabit.com.au for information on how to recognise problem signs around drinking and find out more about what to do to turn your little habit around.


 

Hear about Good Sports from our Clubs

Good Sports works together with local sporting clubs to build a healthier sporting nation. Thousands of clubs across Australia take part in a three-tier accreditation program that provides the resources and training to help them create healthy and safe environments where everyone looks out for each other to improve; responsible alcohol consumption, safe transport and in some states, nutrition and mental health. The outcome is stronger clubs that can attract more members, even more passionate supporters, greater contributions from sponsors and healthy club revenues.


 

Knox community prioritise reducing alcohol supply to teens

Communities across Victoria are concerned about teenage alcohol consumption, with research showing that young people are more likely to develop social, cognitive and emotional issues if they use alcohol before they turn 18.

Read full details here.


Media Release: Parents across Knox take a stand on underage drinking

Over the last couple of years it has become evident that parents are contributing to changing the drinking culture for young people in Knox with reports that parents are establishing rules around alcohol supply and consumption.

Read full details here.


 

Media Release: Smart Generation Supply Monitoring program

Communities that Care Knox is expanding the Smart Generation Supply Monitoring program, currently being implemented in Knox, to include the Maroondah community. The program aims to help young people across Australia to become a ‘smarter generation’ by reducing high rates of underage drinking.

Read full details here.


 

Great story by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation on our work delivering the Smart Generation program with evidence-based alcohol education.


 

Knox welfare workers find up to a third of bottle shops selling alcohol to youngsters without asking for proof of age

A COVERT operation by a Knox welfare group has found a third of bottle shops they investigated selling alcohol to young people without checking for identification.

Read more at theheraldsun.com.au