ADAC Launched the Alcohol Guidelines. ADAC and the Alzheimer's also launched What we remember package.
Alcohol Guidelines to Reduce The Lifetime Health Risks From Drinking Alcohol adapted for Indigenous Communities.
As part of NAIDOC Week, the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC) launched its revised resource on the NHMRC Australian drinking guidelines, which were developed in 2009.They are also based on the ADAC Guidelines (2004) SA, “Alcohol and Your Health; Australian Guidelines for Indigenous communities”. These guidelines have been updated to reflect the new alcohol guidelines. In a recent Galaxy Poll on community attitudes and behaviours less than 12% of Australians stated that they had any knowledge of the contents of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Guidelines. Only 10% were aware that the Guidelines had been updated. (1) Production and dissemination of this Revision made possible by funding contribution from DrinkWise Australia. ADAC Chairperson Mr Anthony Smith said “that the updated guidelines were clearly needed and were written in a form that made them user friendly and relevant to an Indigenous audience”. Director of ADAC Scott Wilson said, “That the updated guidelines would not have been possible without the financial contribution from Drinkwise and showed that collaborations could have a positive outcome. Scott further stated that ADAC was now looking at having the guidelines made into an App that could be downloaded by alcohol and drug workers directly onto there smart phones in the near future thereby ensuring that the guidelines were accessible and readily usable.
WHAT WE REMEMBER AND ALCOHOL GUIDELINES LAUNCH