In Australia, a standard drink is any drink containing 10 grams of alcohol, regardless of container size or alcohol type (e.g beer, wine, spirit).
We have developed three tools that allow you to learn more about standard drinks, the benefits of reduction in drinking levels to reduce the risk from alcohol-caused death, and to identify low, medium and high risk patterns of alcohol consumption.
Regular drinking can cause long term damage to the body. Alcohol can increse the risk of cancer, liver disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Alcohol can affect the growth of the baby in pregnancy. For women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy, not drinking is the safest option.
Short term harm is what may occur as a result of one (single) drinking occasion. With every drink, the risk of accidents and/or injury increases.
The Christmas and New Year period has an increase in parties, gatherings and functions. The festive season is a good time to reflect on our drinking culture.
Strong Spirit Strong Mind promotes the uniqueness of Aboriginal culture as a central strength in guiding efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related harm.
Call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 toll free for country callers.
For emergencies call the 000 emergency line.