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Alcohol

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Alcohol - an overview

Alcohol is a legal but mood-changing drug. Read more about alcohol’s effects on the body, about safe drinking, ‘standard drinks’ and more.

Alcoholism at home

Signs of alcoholism can include secretive drinking and blacking out after drinking. Drinking too much can impact your mental health and relationships.

Binge drinking

Alcohol is so much an accepted part of Australia's social culture that many people are not aware of the dangers of binge drinking. Find out more here.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a name given to a range of conditions that occur in children born to mothers who drank alcohol at some time during their pregnancy.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a name given to a range of conditions. Learn more about FASD and the risks with drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

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How alcohol affects your health

Many of us drink alcohol, but there are side effects. Alcohol can affect your physical and mental health. Find out about the negative effects of alcoh...

Managing your alcohol intake

Know how to drink safely and responsibly using these strategies and tips, as well as links to online tools to help you manage your drinking.

Alcohol may prevent medicines from working properly.

Medicines and alcohol

Some medicines and alcohol don't mix, even over-the-counter ones. Learn about possible complications such as breathing problems and liver damage.

Top 7 tips for safe drinking

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to accidents, embarrassment and health problems. Follow this advice to drink safely.

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Every alcoholic drink increases your risk of cancer - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Recently there has been an explosion of research on the link between alcohol and cancer. We now have strong and consistent evidence that alcohol is a carcinogen.

Read more on Alcohol and Drug Foundation website

LiveLighter - About Alcohol

Alcoholic drinks contain a lot of kilojoules and have no nutritional benefits. To drink fewer kilojoules, cut back or avoid alcohol altogether.

Read more on LiveLighter website

What is a standard drink? - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Different types of alcoholic drinks contain different amounts of pure alcohol. If you’re somebody who chooses to drink alcohol, this can make it tricky to keep track of how much you’re actually drinking.

Read more on Alcohol and Drug Foundation website

Effects of Alcohol, Binge Drinking & Withdrawal Symptoms | Your Room

Alcohol is a legal drug which has many short and long term side effects. Read about the effects of binge drinking, alcohol withdrawal symptoms and more.

Read more on NSW Health website

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a name given to a range of conditions. Learn more about FASD and the risks with drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Alcohol related dementia | Dementia Australia

What is alcohol related dementia? Alcohol related dementia, as the name suggests, is a form of dementia related to the excessive drinking of alcohol. This affects memory, learning and other mental functions. Korsakoff’s syndrome and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome are particular forms of alcohol related brain injury which may be related to alcohol related dementia.

Read more on Dementia Australia website

Alcohol and pregnancy

Read about the effects of alcohol on your baby and some tips on avoiding it.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Alcohol: The health, social, and financial burden | myVMC

Various cultures may have very different attitudes, beliefs, norms and expectancies about drinking and this is reflected in the behaviours of their drinkers. In Western societies, beliefs about alcohol are inconsistent and sometimes negative and therefore alcohol is associated with problems such as anti-social and violent behaviour. That said, alcohol-related problems are associated with excessive drinking in any culture. In general, the majority of people consume alcohol in moderation.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Your Relationship with Alcohol | Hello Sunday Morning

What elements define a relationship with alcohol, healthy or otherwise?

Read more on Hello Sunday Morning website

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe the range of mental and physical effects on the developing unborn baby that are caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy

Read more on Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website

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