Australian Government Department of Health
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Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol

The National Health and Medical Research Council released national guidelines on 6 March 2009 Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol.

Guidelines 1 and 2 are universally applicable to healthy adults aged 18 years and over, with a focus on improving health and wellbeing by reducing risks of alcohol–related injury and disease across the population.
Guidelines 3 and 4 address factors specific to children, adolescents, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.

The Department has developed a range of communication materials to inform these key target audiences about the new guidelines, and to assist Australians in making an informed choice about the amount of alcohol that they consume:

Reduce your risk: new national guidelines for alcohol consumption

Alcohol and your kids: a guide for parents and carers pdf version

Don't lose your standards pdf version

If you are pregnant....the safest option is not to drink alcohol pdf version

If you are breastfeeding, the safest option is not to drink alcohol - brochure html version
If you are breastfeeding, the safest options is not to drink alcohol pdf version
If you are breastfeeding, the safest option is not to drink alcohol - poster

These resources are also available in hard copy and can be ordered free of charge from our resources and publications