Alcohol

Alcohol is a drug that affects your body – how you think, feel and behave. Drinking too much can affect your health and disrupt your life. Learn about guidelines to reduce your risk. Find help to reduce your own drinking or support someone close to you.

Learn about alcohol

Find out about alcohol — what it is, how it can affect you and how to reduce your risk when drinking.

Know what standard drinks are

Standard drinks are a way to measure how much alcohol you've really had. Use our handy standard drinks guide to keep track.

Understand the effects

Find out how alcohol can affect you and your health. Understand what happens when you have alcohol with other drugs. 

Reduce or quit alcohol

Get some tips on how to take the first step. Find out why it's a good idea to see a doctor and have an action plan.

Browse alcohol for

Pregnant women

Not drinking is the safest option when you're pregnant or breastfeeding.

Young people

Know the risks if you drink alcohol and get tips on staying safe.

Rural and remote communities

Look after your general health to reduce your risk of dangerous drinking.

Travel

Find out how alcohol affects you when you travel and the laws that apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Culturally-sensitive help is available if you or someone you love is affected by alcohol.

Resources

Resources

ANACAD communique – February/March 2024

This document provides an update from the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD) after their meeting on 29 February and 1 March 2024.

ANACAD communique – November 2023

This document provides an update from the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD) after their meeting on 23 and 24 November 2023.