Where to go for more information
A number of organisations are working to educate the community about the short term and long term effects of alcohol. To find out more about some of the different programs available in Western Australia and throughout the rest of the country choose from the links below:
Western Australian Campaigns
- The Alcohol. Think Again Campaign aims to to inform the WA community of the range of alcohol-related harms and ways to minimise alcohol-related risk, and raises awareness of the national low-risk drinking guidelines. The campaign is delivered by the Mental Health Commission in partnership with Cancer Council WA.
Western Australian organisations
- The Government of WA's Mental Health Commission is the government agency responsible for drug and alcohol strategies and services in Western Australia.
- The Alcohol and Drug Support Line is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral services for anyone seeking help for their own or another person's alcohol or drug use. The service is available 24/7 via phone.
- Local Drug Action Groups are made up of volunteers who work together to address the priority alcohol and other drug issues in their community. There are over 60 Local Drug Actions Groups located throughout Western Australia.
- The National Drug Research Institute conducts and disseminates high quality research that contributes to the primary prevention of harmful drug use and the reduction of drug related harm in Australia.
- The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA is an independent public health voice based at Curtin University. The Institute aims to raise the public profile and understanding of public health, develop local networks and create a statewide umbrella organisation capable of influencing public health policy and political agendas.
National organisations, websites and documents
- The Australian Government's website on alcohol provides information about alcohol-related health issues and Australian Government policy including Australia's National Alcohol Strategy, the Australian Alcohol Guidelines, treatment guidelines, alcohol resources and publications, community initiatives and secondary supply of alcohol.
- The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)'s Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol aim to provide clear guidance for Australians on reducing their risk from drinking alcohol.
- The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education is an independent not-for-profit organisation working to stop the harm caused by alcohol.
- The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol is a national coalition of over 40 Australian health and community organisations formed to reduce alcohol-related harm.
- The Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) supports communities and people to adopt healthy behaviours and implement collaborative strategies to prevent and minimise the harm of alcohol and other drugs.
- The Australian Government's Department of Veterans' Affairs website 'The Right Mix' provides interactive tools to help people calculate their alcohol intake, assess their drinking, and recognise a standard drink. It is important to note that the website is aimed at encouraging 'low risk' drinking, however regularly drinking alcohol at 'low risk' levels can increase cancer risk.