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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.

If you drink a lot of alcohol, you might become dependent on it

Alcoholism at home

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

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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.

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 to relax, but drinking too much can affect your health. Learn more here about the effects of alcohol on your body.

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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

Alcohol can interact with some medication, including over the counter medicines. Learn more about possible complications of medicines and alcohol.

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Top 7 tips for safe drinking

Drinking can be fun, let’s be honest. But too much can lead to accidents, embarrassment and health problems. Follow this advice to drink safely.

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Drinking Alcohol Safely in the Festive Season | myVMC

The festive season is a time when people gather amongst family and friends and many enjoy a few alcoholic drinks. However, at this time of year there are many social gatherings and it can be easy to over-indulge.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

OnTrack Alcohol

OnTrack Alcohol aims to help people cut back on their drinking. The program was written by psychologists and uses methods that have been shown in research to be helpful.

Read more on OnTrack website

OnTrack Alcohol and Depression

OnTrack Alcohol and Depression aims to help people improve their mood and cut back on their drinking. The program was written by psychologists and uses methods that have been shown in research to be helpful.

Read more on OnTrack website

Alcohol: are you drinking too much? - myDr.com.au

Many people are confused about how much alcohol they can drink before it could be harmful to their health and wellbeing.

Read more on myDr website

How alcohol works | Alcohol | ReachOut Australia

Do you know that drinking too much alcohol effects brain & body behaviour. Know about alcohol facts and why its addiction is bad for your overall health.

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Alcohol addiction | Alcohol | ReachOut Australia

There's a big difference between enjoying a drink and having an alcohol addiction. Knowing what the difference is can prevent the harmful effects of alcohol addiction.

Read more on ReachOut.com website

Healthy Alcohol Consumption on New Year's Eve | myVMC

New Year's Eve is a night when a lot of people attend social gatherings. People typically drink alcohol on New Year's Eve, and while many people drink responsibly, binge drinking is also common amongst people of all ages.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Key facts FASD Alcohol AOD Knowledge Centre Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

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

Alcohol :: SA Health

An introduction to the section on alcohol including information for people with alcohol problems, community members and health professionals

Read more on SA Health website

Alcohol and withdrawal - OnTrack

OnTrack offers online psychology services such as free online treatment programs, information and facts about mental and physical health, information and advice on where to get help and access to quizzes with immediate feedback.

Read more on OnTrack website

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