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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol (2009)

Author

National Health and Medical Research Council

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

National Health and Medical Research Council

 

Description

In 2009, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) introduced revised guidelines that depart from specifying 'risky' and 'high risk' levels of drinking. The guidelines seek to estimate the overall risk of alcohol-related harm over a lifetime and to reduce the level of risk to one death for every 100 people.

There is no longer any difference in the guidelines based on gender; the guidelines are universal for adults over 18 years (Guidelines 1 and 2). Specific guidance is also provided for children and young people (Guideline 3), and pregnant and breastfeeding women (Guideline 4).

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Level 1, 16 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra ACT 2601
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: 13 000 NHMRC (13 000 64672)
Ph: (02) 6217 9000
Fax: (02) 6217 9100
Email: nhmrc@nhmrc.gov.au

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Last updated: 2 June 2014
 
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