Many Australians enjoy having a drink. When consumed in moderation, it can form part of an enjoyable and healthy lifestyle that includes good diet and exercise. On the other hand, drinking in excess can have harmful effects on your health, and is believed to increase your risk to a number of diseases and infections.
While we don’t fully understood when alcohol’s health benefits outweigh its risks, we know that anything in excess of moderation is likely to cancel its health benefits. Remember, it’s not just the amount of alcohol but the pattern of drinking that’s also important.
On this site, you can find out more about how alcohol may affect your physical, social and mental health.