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Dry July

July 16, 2019

Can you believe it’s already July! Many Australians, well actually more than 36,000 Australians, chose to abstain from drinking alcohol throughout July in 2018 to raise funds for cancer support services. This month we will be taking the opportunity to talk about grog, booze, plonk, or whatever you may call alcohol.

Alcohol is embedded in our everyday culture. From getting wasted as a rite of passage as an 18-year-old, to Friday knock offs and Sunday sessions; alcohol is served in many social and recreational situations.

Some quick facts
How to reduce your risk of alcohol side effects

The Australian Guide for Alcohol Consumption recommends:

Benefits of giving up for Dry July

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2017). Household Expenditure Survey 2015-16.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). 2010 Mortality Data (ABS secondary analysis, 2013).
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2018)

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