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
For more information go to: www.alcohol.gov.au
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.