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Alcohol

Information about alcohol

Standard drinks

A 'standard drink' is the measure of alcohol used to work out safe drinking levels.

About alcohol

Alcohol is a drug that acts as a depressant and slows down the brain and nervous system.

Drugs, alcohol and the workplace

Find information about the impact of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

Alcohol, pregnancy and breastfeeding

Find information about alcohol use and pregnancy, breastfeeding and the health of babies.

Mental health

Find information about drugs and alcohol and mental health.

Alcohol and the law in New South Wales

Alcohol and the law

Find information about alcohol and law in New South Wales.

Alcohol and driving

Find information about the effects of alcohol, in particular  blood alcohol concentration or B.A.C, on driving.

Binge drinking

Drinking to the point where the more severe negative effects of drinking alcohol occur, especially intentionally, is called binge drinking.

Drink spiking

Find out about drink spiking and risky drinking.

Reducing risk from alcohol harm

Literary mocktails

What do you get when you cross literary favourites with delicious thirst-quenching concoctions? Literary mocktails!

 

Australian alcohol guidelines

The Australian Alcohol Guidelines provide information for Australians on reducing risks to health from drinking alcohol.

Get Healthy information and coaching service

NSW Health runs a free telephone coaching service to help people who want to reduce their alcohol consumption.

Publications

A Quick Guide to Drugs & Alcohol

An easy to read reference book with information on a range of drugs, drug effects, drugs and driving, pregnancy, treatment, statistics, drugs and the law and where to go for help and further information.

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