DEMAND REDUCTION - Prevention - Harm reduction
What the alcohol industry doesn’t want YOU to know!
We have sought all legitimate means including advocacy, education and just plain hard supportive and relational work, in our endeavor to help make the community, particularly the vulnerable, safer and healthier. Of course part of this proactive and protective mandate and process has been tackling the alcohol and other drug issue in our society. We are among the pioneers of community based education and advocacy in these areas, and have lobbied, laboured and lived out what has needed to be changed to make our communities safer and healthier, particularly for the young, youth and families.
As you traverse our site you'll begin to see some of what is on offer from and through the Dalgarno Institute. Join us as we seek to make our communities free and safe from the dangers of alcohol and other drugs.
What the alcohol lobby does not tell you!
In the middle of this brief by tragic foray into violence...really sad... is ONE small reference to the single biggest contributing factor to the violence...ALCOHOL. Even in this shocking context, the inability or unwillingness to 'call out' booze for the damage it is doing to our young, is at best staggeringly ironic and at worst culpably negligent. Come on people, the young need a better model and if the adult population are unwilling or sadly, unable, to stand up to give that model and keep excusing themselves from responsibility, then the emerging generation will continue in this tragic process.
The Board and Operational Team of The Dalgarno Institute
I am Lyla P,
Optimistic, courageous, influential, and understanding
Admirer of those who communicate effectively and express their views calmly
Who fears for one who doesn’t assess their circumstances properly and responds in a way that causes dangerous consequences
Who needs positive peer pressure, so I can clearly evaluate the right decisions to make that will maintain a stellar reputation
Who tries to avoid situations when my “friends” pressure me to make immature decisions and harm my body
Who wants to be a confident upstander for my friends when they’re in unsafe situations
Who hates those who anonymously bully innocent people through the internet and don’t get caught
Who knows that there are great humans in the world that will stand up for those who get bullied in the shadows everyday
Who hears the juvenile behavior from behind the middle school walls that are promoting underage drinking and other unhealthy habits
Who sees strong individuals fighting for change and helping those people rehabilitate
Who worries for vulnerable people who are preyed upon by negative pressure, and end up becoming addicted to tobacco, which harms themselves and others around them
Who wishes that one day the government will make a law to outlaw smoking
Who feels sorrow for all the innocent lives lost to D.U.Is each year
Who would like to see more preventative and proactive programs that will help recuperate from alcohol overdose for all people
Who pretends the opioid crisis is just magically going to end one day
Who will aid and give comfort to people struggling with addiction and help them regain careers and friends in society
Who hopes that my peers and I will continue to make the right decisions which will lead to more open doors and opportunities
Who finds happiness in achieving my goals and striving to accomplish more such as staying gritty on the soccer field and never giving up
Who cares for citizens and animals who don’t have a voice in this wide world of ours
Who strives to be an advocate for the voiceless, the environment, and even myself and my own views
Who enjoys confidently expressing my opinions to my fellow classmates and peers to try and inspire them to be the best they can be
Who gives advice to those fighting unseen battles on how to recover and find joy in life again
Who dreams of a world where there is peace, good fortune, health, and kindness
Who loves when humankind treats each other as equals and not just how they look on a spread sheet
Who pledges to be true to myself, my family, and the great community that we share and live in
Who will do my best to succeed in my adventure next year in middle school
That’s what DARE taught me
Lyla P (6th Grade)
For Aussies desperate for a drink! This is an actual ad! And they say 'this is just being Aussie!' - Really! I mean 'REALLY!?'
Get clothing to help.... 'You and your mates and the babes, get tanked!"
AFTER FIVE MONTHS OF HOME DETENTION, BROADCASTER DERRYN HINCH KNOWS HIS LOUNGEROOM WELL
"Alcohol was banned, which wasn't a problem as Hinch hasn't drunk any since he underwent a liver transplant in the same month he was sentenced to home detention and has vowed never to again.He now enjoys alcohol-free Edenvale shiraz, chardonnay and sparkling cuvee, and jokes that people who now see him out and about tweet that they have seen him on the booze. "If you see me in a restaurant I'm not drinking alcohol," he laughs.
Hinch's biggest frustrations while detained were not being able to promote organ donation or speak to his 3AW audience. "I was the first person in Australia, possibly in the world, to be banned from using Twitter," he says.”
February 18. 2012 Herald-Sun Weekend