There are harms associated with drinking too much both on a single occasion and over a lifetime. These can be serious and even life threatening.

National guidelines recommend that you have no more than four standard drinks on a single occasion to reduce your risk of an alcohol related injury.

The purpose of this section is to:

  • provide information about alcohol and its harmful effects
  • outline ways to address alcohol misuse, including types of services and treatments available
  • provide relevant information for specific audiences including parents and young people
  • assist health practitioners with procedures and tools for working with clients with alcohol-related issues.

Information and services for people with alcohol-related problems

SA Health offers a range of public health services for people with alcohol-related problems and their family and friends. Community-based, inpatient and residential treatment services are available. Community-based services are also available in country areas.

There are also a number of private alcohol related health services available. Telephone the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) on 1300 13 1340 for details.

The Know Your Options website also provides a directory of services for people who experience problems with alcohol and other drugs.

Service brochures

Information for the community

Information for health professionals

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