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Make the moment you start trying the moment to stop drinking

This Saturday, 9 September 2023, is international Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. Every year at 9:09am on the 9th day of the 9th month, we pause to recognise how important it is being alcohol free for the 9 months of a pregnancy.

The Every Moment Matters campaign highlights the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy

On 30 November 2021, we launched the Every Moment Matters campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Top 3 questions – Healthy lifestyle choices

Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, discusses making healthy choices, and the small steps we can take every day to enjoy a healthy life.

Top 3 questions – The impacts of alcohol on health, how to reduce alcohol intake, and how to help someone who's struggling

Professor Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, talks about the impacts of alcohol on our health and wellbeing.

Australian Alcohol Guidelines revised

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) have released a revised version of the Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol.

Support for Australians battling alcohol and drug issues

We are continuing to fund alcohol and drug treatment and support services and trial new initiatives so that help is available to those who need it.

Extra local drug action teams to tackle alcohol and drug problems

An important part of our National Ice Action Strategy, extra local drug action teams will be working with local communities to prevent and minimise alcohol and drug-related harm.

New drug and alcohol treatment facilities

New residential treatment facilities help people with alcohol and drug rehabilitation.

Reducing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Australia

The FASD Strategic Action Plan aims to reduce FASD in Australia by supporting the needs of individuals, families and communities.
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