Monday, 18 Aug 2014

Why we need Ocsober

Early results released from the 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey revealed some interesting results around Australia’s attitude to drinking and drugs.

Between 2010 and 2013 daily drinking declined from 7.2% to 6.5% for both males and females, the lowest level since 1991. Even more promising, is that younger people are continuing to delay the age they start drinking with an increased age from 14.4 in 1998 to 15.7 years old in 2013.

And the good news continues - compared to 2010, fewer people in Australia drank alcohol in quantities that exceed lifetime risk guidelines in 2013.

What the early findings did reveal is that excessive alcohol use continues to be the drug issue that people feel is the greatest concern to the general community, a fact that has not changed since 2010.

This is why taking on the Ocsober challenge is so important!

All the money raised this Ocsober goes directly back into our school programs that help to continue to empower more children with the skills and the knowledge needed to lead safer, healthier lives.

This year, we aim to raise over $1 million during Ocsober to help us, along with Healthy Harold, travel to even more schools across Australia.

This year Ocsober is asking you to free your willpower and give up the booze for 31 days in October. You can sign up alone or grab all your friends and start a Power Team. Give your willpower a workout and demonstrate to your friends and family that you can FREE WILL POWER.

You can find out more by visiting the Ocsober website here