Tips to reduce the risk to your health when drinking alcohol by Australian Alcohol Guidelines

  • Set limits for yourself and stick to them
  • Start with non-alcoholic drinks and alternate with alcoholic drinks
  • Drink slowly
  • Try drinks with a lower alcohol content
  • Eat before or while you are drinking
  • If you participate in rounds of drinks try to include some non-alcoholic drinks

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Australian Guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol: (assuming you are not on medication)

  • Guideline 1: For healthy men and women, drinking no more than two standard drinks on any day reduces the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury.
  • Guideline 2: For healthy men and women, drinking no more than four standard drinks on a single occasion reduces the risk of alcohol-related injury arising from that occasion.
  • Guideline 3: For children and young people under 18 years of age, not drinking alcohol is the safest option.
  • Guideline 4: For women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding, not drinking is the safest option.