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Alcohol is an intoxicating substance made from fermented starches. It is the most widely used psychoactive, or mood-changing, recreational drug in Australia. 

This fact sheet includes:

  • What is alcohol?
  • How many people use alcohol?
  • Alcohol-related harms
  • NHMRC guidelines on safe drinking level