Most of the time when people talk about drugs, they think of illegal ones. But the most abused drug is one that is legal for people over 18, alcohol.
Information about alcohol-related health issues and Australian Government policy.
Here you will find answers to some frequently asked questions relating to Alcohol
Initiatives to minimise the harmful effects of alcohol consumption in Australian society.
In moderation, alcohol can be part of a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle. However drinking large amounts of alcohol can be harmful to your health.
In many homes alcohol is a part of the lives of families. Dad or mum may have a beer or wine or other drink when they get home from work. Adults may have a glass of wine with a special meal or when friends come round.
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) refers to the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream. The more a person drinks the higher their BAC.
Alcohol is one of the most popular recreational drugs. Find out more about what it is and how it's classified.
In Western society alcohol is an accepted part of normal social life, but when used in excess, it is a major cause of ill health, social and domestic problems.
Alcohol drunk by mothers during pregnancy can seriously affect the health and development of their unborn children.