Bigger than Covid
I’m not a wowser who must be told to have a ‘grown-up’ drink. I choose not to drink alcohol because of how it harms me – body and soul.
I’ve seen what grog can do, and it ain’t pretty or fun.
My security business is built to predict and manage the many risks of alcohol consumption. When people ignore my advice, I help pick up the pieces.
Elephant in the room
Alcohol is the world’s most addictive legal drug. And it’s abused more than any drug.
Ever wonder why it’s deemed a ‘necessary’ grocery item in the pandemic?
Just imagine toilet-roll fights … times a thousand.
Alcohol’s damaging effects ripple through our community.
From family violence, and road carnage, to hospital admissions, and myriad health problems.
In Australia, more ambulance calls are due to alcohol than any other factor.
Many people feel they don’t have an issue with grog. But if you need even 2 drinks to get through the day, you may be dependent.
The science is shifting on how much alcohol is too much.
The trend isn’t promising.
To get serious about addressing alcohol-related issues, we need to:
- Ensure clear product warning labels.
- Fund more community help & education programs.
- Support alcohol consumption caps during events.
- Promote dry, drug-free events.
I’m ready to build a better, safer world.
How about you?
Naomi Oakley, Founder, Safe Partying Australia.