Excessive alcohol consumption is a major cause of road and other accidents, violence, crime, liver injury and brain damage.
While there are no cures for a hangover, here are tips for avoiding one and for easing the symptoms if you have them.
Is alcohol ever good for you?
Alcohol, according to a recent study, is the most harmful drug in Australia. But can alcohol (wine, in particular) be healthy? Find out here, and get tips on reducing your 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.
GHB and mental health
GHB is a depressant drug that can feel like alcohol intoxication at first. Risk of overdose is very high. Not a lot is known about the long-term effects of GHB yet, but regular use does lead to dependence.
ON TRACK with The Right Mix
DVA’s ON TRACK with The Right Mix is a free app to help current and former defence force members track drinking and spending and their impact on wellbeing.
Alcoholism at home
Signs of alcoholism can include secretive drinking, and blacking out after drinking. Drinking too much can impact mental health and relationships.
GHB is a party drug. It has been linked to date rape and sexual assault. Find out more about the physical effects and consequences of using GHB.