Rethink before you drink
Alcohol can affect your liver or cause brain damage, heart disease, high blood pressure and increase the risk of cancers. Men have a tendency to indulge in risk-taking behaviour’s while drinking. So how can you reduce the risks associated with drinking while still enjoying a tipple?
Avoid drinking more than 2 standard drinks on any given day and no more than 4 standard drinks on any one occasion.
The more alcohol you drink in a single session, the greater the risk of you being injured. Drinking 4 standard drinks more than doubles your risk of injury in the following 6 hours.
Tips to reduce the risk to your health when drinking
Set limits for yourself and stick to them
• Start with non- alcoholic drinks and alternate with alcoholic drinks
• Drink slowly
• Try drinks with a lower alcohol content
• Eat before or while you are drinking
• If you participate in a rounds of drinks include some non-alcoholic ones
For more information visit www.alcohol.gov.au