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Daybreak, an alcohol behaviour change program by
Australian social enterprise Hello Sunday Morning, now includes a collection of
37 activities based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Daybreak was developed from seven years of insights running the world's largest community for alcohol behaviour change. It aims to bridge the gap for those who are seeking support for their alcohol use but don't need or want residential care. The mobile app delivers a combination of clinical best practice, professional coaching, peer support and cutting-edge technology. T he program can be delivered in a cost-effective way to all Australians, wherever and whenever they need support with their alcohol use. The new activities, named Experiments, have been developed by the program's health coaches with the specific goal of helping members to build on five skills known to help with the behaviour change process: mindfulness, connectedness, resilience, situational strategies and health. The feature has been made possible thanks to the support of Google and gives members access to a level of clinical support that may otherwise be out of reach due to economic or geographic barriers. The next stage of this partnership will implement machine learning to make custom Experiment recommendations to each individual based on their personal preferences, goals, and progress. For mor information on Daybreak, click here
The Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026 has been released for public consultation to allow all interested parties to have their say. The Strategy outlines Australia's agreed approach to preventing and minimising alcohol-related harms. Engagement with the consultation process is essential to ensure the Strategy will effectively address alcohol risks. The consultation will be via an online process and is open for submissions from 11 December 2017 through to 11 February 2018. Details of how to lodge a submission are available on the national Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum webpage. Click here To download the draft strategy click here
Wanting to pace yourself over the festive party season? Cutting back on or avoiding drinking at social events doesn't need to be a bore. Whether you are going alcohol-free or just wanting to cut back on your drinking during the festive season you will find some tasty, refreshing options in the Literary Mocktails recipe collection from Drug Info. Literary mocktails are book-themed, alcohol-free drinks, inspired by well-known literary works. Mocktails are a great alternative to alcoholic drinks for designated drivers, pregnant women, people wanting to reduce their alcohol intake, young people or anyone who wants to avoid alcohol. Click here to find a range of mocktail recipes, from alcohol-free versions of classic cocktails to a festive-themed virgin mojito. Drug Info is a specialist service of the State Library of New South Wales, in partnership with the NSW Ministry of Health. The service manages the Drug Info website, a collection of plain language books and factsheets held in NSW public libraries and public programs delivered by public library staff.
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