Michael’s Story

In Australia, alcohol use is a daily part of many people’s lives. Most people drink alcohol for enjoyment, the taste, to relieve stress and to socialise.

Alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle if you drink in moderation, exercise and eat a healthy diet.  However, risky drinking can affect your health, your finances and can cause issues within your family and the broader community.

Alcohol can also become addictive.  If you, or someone you know have an alcohol dependence you can speak with your doctor or contact the Alcohol Helpline on 1800 888 236.