Choose Well

Too much alcohol can be harmful to your health and wellbeing and can affect all aspects of your life.

There are small actions you can take to reduce the risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury.

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  • Alcohol reduces the normal function of almost all your body’s cells and systems.
  • Alcohol can affect your mental health and amplify feelings of anxiety and depression.
  • Alcohol reduces your body’s water reserves and leads to dehydration.
  • Most of the alcohol you drink gets converted to fat.
  • Drinking alcohol can decrease sex drive and performance.
  • Alcohol increases your risk of some cancers, as well as an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.
  • Alcohol can affect the quality of your sleep and disrupt your natural sleep cycle.

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Australian guidelines recommend having no more than ten standard drinks a week, less if you have a health problem.

  • Eat before and during drinking sessions.
  • Try to drink plenty of water (not sugary or energy drinks).
  • Set yourself a drinks limit before you start drinking.
  • Count your drinks.
  • Try not to drink alcohol too close to sleep.

Want to know more, call 1800 464 327 or email


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