Get The Facts About Alcohol
Alcohol Information, Facts and Research
Drinking alcohol involves balancing the pleasure of socialising, the taste and enjoyment with food, with the health and social risks. Most of us who enjoy alcohol want to keep on enjoying the benefits without harming ourselves or others.
Alcohol affects each of us differently. The body’s reaction to alcohol is affected by a person’s age, weight, gender, body chemistry, fitness, use of medicines and other drugs, and whether they have food in their stomach. For some people, a high blood alcohol level (i.e. the percentage of alcohol circulating in the blood stream) will be reached after drinking only a couple of standard drinks.
What are the facts about drinking alcohol? Read about alcohol, how it works, the risks and side affects of harmful drinking.
Are there health risks associated with drinking? Learn about the risks associated with alcohol and how to enjoy alcohol without harm.
Is your drinking harming yourself or others? Find a support service in your area for support and advice about drugs and alcohol.
What does the research tell us about alcohol?
Read the evidence in our studies and research reports.