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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous Wellbeing Centre takes part in Drug action week campaign

Date posted: 21 June 2012

The Indigenous Wellbeing Centre, located in Bundaberg, Queensland, will provide information on alcohol and illicit drug use as part of national Drug action week, running from 17-23 June 2012.

The Indigenous Wellbeing Centre is running a stand today (21 June) in Hinkler Central shopping centre from 9am-8pm. The alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention officer, Lloyd Brooks, said his organisation would focus on two main issues as part of the annual national awareness campaign - alcohol interactions with prescription and illegal drugs, and the female body.

Mr Brooks said it was important for women to understand that factors such as size, age and what stage they were at in their monthly cycle all played a part in the way they were affected by alcohol. Mr Brooks said the recent Seniors' expo had also highlighted the issue of mixing prescription medication with alcohol.

'We found that a lot of people aren't aware that by taking alcohol with prescription medication, essentially they are mixing drugs,' he said. 'It's important people ask their doctor or pharmacists if they can consume alcohol with the medication they are taking.'

Source: Bundaberg News Mail

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Indigenous Wellbeing Centre
12B/9 Maryborough Street
Bundaberg Qld 4670
Ph: (07) 4151 5402
Fax: (07) 4151 3140
Email: info@iwc.org.au

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Last updated: 21 June 2012
 
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