Personal Accounts of Drink Driving

Below is a few quotes from different people who have spoken about drink driving; from those who knew they were doing it and from those who didn’t realise they were over the limit.

The night of drinking-

“ I had only had a few drinks and didn’t feel tipsy so I thought I would be fine” – Jade 31

“ My house was only around the corner, so I though it would be ok’ – James 19

“ I have done it before, so I didn’t think it would be a problem” – Link 22

The morning after drinking-

“ I actually didn’t think I had any alcohol left in my system, I was so surprised when I was pulled over” – Oliver 22

“ I was only going up the road and I went the back streets” – Katie 21

These comments above unfortunately represent what some people in NSW beleive. Do not drink and drive! Utalise the disposable breathalyser in the kit so you don’t lose your licence or your life.

Below is also a short clip, even though I did not know Cody, it sadly shows what can be the consequences if you drink and drink.

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What are the current measures and organisations that aim to reduce alcohol-fuelled problems?

When looking at ways to reduce alcohol-related harms it is important to consider and acknowledge the evidence that support the methods implemented in NSW currently.

Specifically a book utalised regularly in regards to the issues of alcohol-control policy is Alcohol No Ordinary Commodity research and public policy (second edition) by Thomas Babor et al. This book outlines the policies and evidence to support the policies on alcohol control.

AMA (NSW), Drink Tank and FARE are all prominent organisations which aim to provide different measures to reduce the issues caused when alcohol is consumed. Connect t these websites to discover more about their different methods implemented.

However as noted in an article in the Sydney Morning Hearld ‘After the tragic death of Thomas Kelly in Kings Cross just over a year ago there were mumblings from the State Government about taking action in the Cross – and while there have been some measures announced there, we’re yet to see the reduced trading hours and lock-outs needed”

More measures still need to be undertaken to reduce the issues caused when alcohol is consumed. The kit is thus a small but positive step in reducing alcohol related problems.

The Impact of Alcohol fuelled Violence in NSW

Every weekend paramedics, police, doctors and nurses are faced with the tragic consequences of alcohol-fuelled violence, which is still a major issue in NSW today. As reported in the Sydney morning Herald titled ‘State must turn off the Alcohol tap’ “After the tragic death of Thomas Kelly in Kings Cross just over a year ago there were mumblings from the State Government about taking action in the Cross – and while there have been some measures announced there, more still needs to be done’

Click onto the below website of ABC’s and watch the short clip revealing the impact of alcohol fuelled violence:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-19/victim-reveals-impact-of-alcohol-fuelled-violence/4832294

Why are Breath Mints an Essential Aspect of the Kit?

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Beer, wine, mixed drinks, and similar beverages that contain alcohol all leave you with a very dry mouth and if you have caught a whiff of your breath as well, it often doesn’t smell the best.  Alcohol dries your mouth out exactly the way your body is often left dehydrated after a big night out. So this is why breath mints are in the No Regrets Necessary kit!

When venues are loud you often end up being quite close to others and there is nothing worse than someone close to you with bad breath, so don’t do it to others. If you believe you have bad breath it can often be a source of worry and embarrassment, particularly if you can’t find a way to cover it up. So in these situations you could simply grab a kit from behind the bar with your next drink without having the feel uncomfortable for the rest of the night.

Drinking water to counteract the dehydration and dry mouth is also very important, and will work better than anything else. So the breath mints in the kit are a quick fix but you are also provided with the bottle of water for the long run.

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A Snack in the Pack

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If you have come out of a club particularly in area’s like Sydney’s Kings Cross, you will often find that the lines for buying fast food are nearly as long as the lines for the clubs and pubs. You also often find yourself joining them, as you do not want to go home empty handed and all you are craving is something fatty or greasy. Alcohol doesn’t triggers hunger for everything, but for specific types of foods that happen to be relatively unhealthy.

The No Regrets Necessary Kit, which can be purchased from most pubs, clubs and convenient stores, can enable you to head home straight away, as it provides you with a snack for the journey home. This will save you loitering the streets to decide which fatty expensive food your going to regrettably eat. The whole kit only costs $5 which is probably less than the price you are drunkingly going to pay for fast food, which you do not actually fully get to enjoy eating.

The reason why people mainly crave carbohydrates when their drunk is because those are the foods that will provide fast relief of the symptoms associated with low blood glucose levels, which is caused when the body consumes alcohol. The idea that a greasy meal will completely prevent tomorrow’s hangover is a myth! You do not need a whole pizza to yourself, something small like a packet of chips, which the kit will provide, is enough to get you home satisfied without leaving you with a sick and full feeling the next morning. You are not expected after a night out to want celery sticks and carrots but you also don’t need to make yourself sick on greasy food you often wouldn’t eat when your sober. A pack of chips, which the kit will provide is the perfect medium.

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The Importance of a Water Bottle in the No Regrets Necessary Kit

One of the worst parts of a night out, that affects nearly everyone who has had too much to drink the night before, is a hangover! You can often wake up swearing to yourself that you will never drink again and the only thing you can think about is your throbbing head. However there is a simple solution to the dreaded hangover… Water!

The No Regrets Necessary kit will provide you with a bottle of water, so you can drink it on your way home after a night out. For only $5 the kit, along with other items, will provide you with one of the most important methods of preventing that horrible feeling of a pounding headache you often wake up with. Before a night out drinking you often know to drink water when you get home, but after a long night and often a few to many drinks your senses can go out the window and all you can think about is jumping into bed…Until the regretful morning after. But if you purchase the kit just before going home, you have the whole journey to drink the bottle so you can go to bed rehydrated from your night out drinking.

Water is not only a cure for hangovers, but it can also help to prevent them. A hangover is primarily your body feeling extremely dehydrated, as alcoholic beverages rid your body of water. Waking up feeling hung over is your body telling you that it needs more fluids. While you were sleeping off the booze, whatever leftover water was in your body was used up.

For every alcoholic drink you have, your body can expel up to four times as much liquid. The diuretic effect of alcohol and the dehydration it causes contribute to the discomfort of a hangover. So having a bottle of water in the kit is an essential item to rehydrate your body and improve the way you look at your night out the next morning. Its better to be remembering your night out from a clear head rather than trying to remember it through a headache.

To purchase a bottle of water at a convenient shop is also nearly the price of the whole kit, yet the kit provides you with more than just that. So get behind the kit, so it can be available for purchase.

Also visit the No Regrets Necessary Facebook and Twitter page for more information about the kit. Comments, suggestions and feedback on each media site would be much appreciated particularly if you can assist in getting the kit out for purchase.

Why is there a Condom in the No Regrets Necessary Kit?

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Sex is more fun when you’re not worried about getting pregnant or getting an STD and there is a simple way to prevent these, other than abstinence…. Use a condom! The No Regrets Necessary Kit provides you with a condom, so you can end a night out without any regrets.

Who has the condom can be an awkward subject, but you will defiantly regret not having this conversation if you are left with something unplanned. It is imperative that you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and stay safe and healthy. The No Regrets Necessary kit, if you purchase it, also takes away your reliance on yourself or the other party having a condom when it is needed. Also if you are relying on someone else you often do not know how old the condom is as they do have expiry dates.

Condoms reduce the risk of transmitting diseases by blocking the exchange of fluids during sexual activity. When condoms are used correctly, there is only a three percent chance of becoming pregnant and even less than a three percent chance of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. It is important to remember that oral sex is also a route for STDs. Being safe and smart will help you to avoid suffering the consequences of unsafe sex.

Drinking alcohol lowers inhibitions, and makes people more likely to do things they wouldn’t normally do. Even when you’re drinking or drunk it’s important to be safe and use a condom. Regardless of whether you are dating someone, or are involved in a serious relationship, you can use the condom from the No Regrets Necessary Kit.

The past decade has seen rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) increase in Australia. Sexually transmissible infections are predominately contracted through unsafe sexual practices and can show no symptoms. If left untreated, STIs can have serious long-term consequences. For more information on different types of STI’s visit is the NSW Government Health website.

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