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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Alcohol guidelines to reduce the lifetime health risks from drinking alcohol (2011)

Author

Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council

City

Underdale, SA

Type

Report

Institution

Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council

 

Description

These practice guidelines are based on the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council's (ADAC) 2004 guidelines, Alcohol and your health; Australian guidelines for Indigenous communities and have been updated to reflect the National Health and Medical Research Council's 2009 guidelines; Australian guidelines: to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol.

They have been developed for use by drug and alcohol workers and health workers, and are written in the 'first person' so that information can be read directly to clients. The report explains the four main guidelines; reducing the risk of alcohol related-harm over a lifetime, reducing the risk of injury on a single occasion of drinking, children and young people under 18 years, and pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It describes the risks of alcohol-related harm for men and women, how other factors can affect people when consuming alcohol (such as taking medications and poly drug use), effects on mental health, and other existing health or social problems. It also provides key terms and definitions, a list of support networks, and pictorial examples of standard drinks.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contact details

Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council Inc. (ADAC)
155 Holbrooks Road
Underdale SA 5032
Ph: (08) 8351 9031
Fax: (08) 8352 4546

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Last updated: 2 June 2014
 
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