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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.

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

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 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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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

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

Should I drink alcohol?

Should I drink alcohol? In Australia, drinking alcohol is generally acceptable and for many people is a normal part of social events

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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

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

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Alcoholism in heavy drinkers - Lab Tests Online AU

Alcoholism results from excessive alcohol consumption and often leads to a physical dependence.

Read more on Lab Tests Online AU website

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) | Raising Children Network

Drinking alcohol in pregnancy can cause birth defects and long-term health problems for babies and children. This is fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

What binge drinking does to the body | Alcohol and drugs | ReachOut Australia

Find out what binge drinking is and its consequences on your health. Visit us to read more about short-term and long-term effects of Binge drinking.

Read more on ReachOut.com website

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