The Dalgarno institute is made up of just such people. Over the past 150 years and beyond the Institute and its heritage have seen the collaboration of individuals, community groups, service clubs, as well as religious and non-religious associations, come together to make our nation a better place.
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.
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.
"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
A United States Group - Alcohol Justice - Have produced some insightful research into... 'How Big Alcohol Abuses “Drink Responsibly” to Market Its Products' . As you read, you will see how little is understood about 'what part of drinking responsibly don't you understand?'
(Posted with permission - you can find Alcohol Justice at www.alcoholjustice.org)