Lose the booze

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THIS Oc­to­ber, Life Ed­u­ca­tion is urg­ing Aussies to say no and lose the booze for 31 days and take part in “Oc­sober”.

Oc­sober has sup­port from Queens­land-based Oc­sober am­bas­sadors, TV per­son­al­ity Natalie Gru­zlewski, for­mer State of Ori­gin play­ers Petro Civon­iceva and Shaun Ber­ri­gan, Olympians Ta­tiana Grig­orieva, Julie McDon­ald and Paul Gon­za­lez, cricket leg­end Matt Hay­den, ac­tress Brooke Nichole Lee and Bris­bane Ban­dits play­ers Tris­tan Craw­ford and Matt Timms.

Michael Fawsitt, CEO of Life Ed­u­ca­tion Queens­land, said al­co­hol is­sues were at the fore­front of com­mu­ni­ties, as fur­ther re­search by FARE showed that Aus­tralians were spend­ing more on al­co­hol than per­sonal care and ed­u­ca­tion.

“Adults across Aus­tralia need to en­cour­age our fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to make safer and health­ier choices con­cern­ing al­co­hol,” Mr Fawsitt said.

With the sup­port of pop­u­lar mas­cot, Healthy Harold the Gi­raffe, Life Ed­u­ca­tion un­der­takes drug and health ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams to over 3300 pri­mary and sec­ondary schools and reaches more than 640,000 chil­dren ev­ery year.

Oc­sober is an easy way to help do some­thing about the grow­ing dan­ger of binge drink­ing and al­co­hol abuse among young Aus­tralians.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to register, visit www.oc­sober.com.au.

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