‘Beat da Binge’ initiative changing communities

A community-initiated drinking awareness campaign in Indigenous communities is working, according to the latest results from the study.

Researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre found while the lowest drop was in the consumption of alcohol, there was also a 27% increase in awareness of binge drinking and a 16% increase in awareness of what constitutes a standard drink.

The initiative targets increasing the education and involvement of young Indigenous people in binge drinking behaviours and possible influences and causes.

“Beat da Binge” is a collaboration between the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Gindaja Treatment and Healing Indigenous Corporation and other local community organisations.

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