glassWhat is alcohol?

Alcohol is a depressant drug - not a stimulant as many people think. Alcohol slows down activity in the central nervous system, which means it slows down the messages going between the brain and the body. Depressant drugs affect concentration, judgement and coordination, and slow the person's response time to unexpected situations.

Standard drinks

This is the term used to count how many 'drinks' you have had. In Australia a 'standard drink' is any drink that contains 10 grams of pure alcohol. Typical standard drinks are a pot of full-strength beer, 100ml of wine or a shot of spirits.

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