New campaign provides tips for Western Australians to stay within low-risk drinking limits
In response to evidence of increased risky alcohol consumption in Western Australia related to COVID-19, Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook launched a new campaign to reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm associated with the pandemic.
The new Alcohol.Think Again campaign urges West Australians to make positive choices to reduce their risk of alcohol-related harm during the current pandemic. It reminds us of the importance of staying within low-risk guidelines and provides practical tips on ways to reduce our drinking, including by having alcohol-free days, switching to low alcohol alternatives and avoiding stocking up on alcohol. For more tips, visit the Alcohol.Think Again website.
The Campaign will run Statewide, on TV, radio, online, music streaming and podcast placements, as well as in digital, GP and pharmacies.
Reducing harm from alcohol is particularly important during the pandemic as we all need to look after our health and wellbeing and do what we can to reduce demand on emergency departments and the broader health system by reducing alcohol-related presentations.
It's not always easy to recognise that you may need help with alcohol use. For anyone concerned about their own or others' use of alcohol or other drugs, you can call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line 24/7 on 08 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (Country) for free confidential, non-judgmental telephone counselling, information and referral services.