Will you go Dry this July?

July 1, 2022

Matthew Simons

Since Dry July’s initial campaign back in 2008, more than 290,000 Australians have participated, raising around $73million for cancer patients, families and carers. 

That’s a lot of people helped and lot of people getting behind the cause. 

The good news around getting behind this campaign is that by helping others, you’re also helping yourself. Going alcohol-free in this month (or any month), brings a whole lot of health benefits. A whole month ‘breather’ for the liver, a chance to wash out all those alcohol-related toxins… that sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? 

So, why not give it a shot, and go dry this July?

We all know that the misuse of alcohol has both short-term and long-term impacts on health and wellbeing that go well beyond the throbbing headache that can linger after a ‘big Saturday night’.

At the end of the day, we need to be aware of the simple facts. Alcohol in large doses is toxic, it can, and does, kill. Excessive drinking also contributes to crime, violence, anti-social behaviours and accidents – in the workplace, on the roads and in the community.

For young people, it’s particularly dangerous. 

Of course, the more we know and understand, the better chance we have of holding a healthy relationship with alcohol.

An ADA Australia Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program for your workplace can be the first step to getting ‘the culture’ right around substance misuse, in attending to your compliance obligations and in promoting help-seeking behaviours for those struggling with dependency.

Get the ball rolling at your workplace by joining the ‘Dry July’ campaign. And call ADA Australia for an alcohol and drugs training program to ensure that your people make the right decisions around these substances, at work and after hours.

If you’d like to learn more about this program, or any of the other training programs we offer, please call ADA Australia on 1300 378 429 or email: enquiry@adaaus.com.au
Additionally, If this information raised any concerns for you, please do speak to your GP, or call a helpline: LIFELINE 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue 1300 22 4636.

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Matthew Simons