Alcohol consumption tends to be high at this time of year, as we socialise more, have more stress around finances and family, and are eager to wind down from our busy year. However, drinking may become a problem for some as alcohol is seen as a way to get relief from ongoing life stress.
A continuing housing crisis has been hard on many. But for Alice, aged in her 60s, and her dependent son, Adam, it was a challenge they never expected to experience, as they were forced to sleep rough for many months in a north Brisbane park, struggling through a chilly winter.
Some people start off on the wrong foot. They make a mistake early in life when they’re very young and don’t know any better. Such mistakes can derail a life and haunt them for years.
Over 100,000 people in Australia are FIFO workers, flying in and out of remote work sites for long shifts away from home. The challenging work conditions can be tough on mental health, making these workers vulnerable to developing problems with alcohol and other drugs.