Statistics and Indicators

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - single occasion risky drinking

  • 35.0% of ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reported drinking at levels that exceeded the guidelines for single occasion risk of alcohol related injury.

The NHMRC Australian Guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol state

For healthy men and women:

  • Drinking no more than 4 standard drinks on a single occasion reduces the risk of alcohol-related injury from that occasion.
  • Drinking no more than 2 standard drinks on any day reduces the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury.

For children and young people under 18 years of age:

  • Not drinking alcohol is the safest option, especially for children under 15 years of age.

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 4714.0 - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15