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12 August 2020 Posted by 

We've picked up new habits in COVID-19 lockdown. Some good, some not so

SCIENCE tells us it takes around 66 days to form a habit. This is how long most Australians spent in lockdown.
 The Alcohol and Drug Foundation has launched a new campaign called Break the Habit – to raise awareness that enough time passed in lockdown for people to establish and embed new habits.
 
New poll data from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation reveals many Australians have picked up new habits in relation to their alcohol consumption during lockdown – both positive and negative.
 
Nearly one in five Australians wish they had drunk less alcohol during the COVID-19 lockdown
Nearly 20 per cent want to reduce the amount of alcohol they’ve been consuming recently
At least 12 per cent of people drank every day during lockdown
1 in 10 said that, on average, they drank more than the recommended National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) draft guidelines to reduce the risks from drinking alcohol, consuming more than 10 standard drinks per week.
 
The campaign aims to challenge Australians to think about any and all behaviours they may have picked up during lockdown and to take action to keep up the good ones, and find ways to get rid of the bad ones: don’t let a little habit become a big problem.
 
For more information on the Break the Habit campaign, including advice on how to change behaviour and where to get support, visit https://www.littlehabit.com.au/.  
 


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