Apps

All apps are available for both Apple and android devices.  

Drinks Meter

  • Offers anonymous, unbiased feedback on your alcohol use
  • provides a comparison to other people’s drinking habits
  • calculates your drinking in terms of financial cost and calories
  • offers risks and tips for cutting down.

Developed by Global Drug Survey.

On Track with the Right Mix

  • Helps you keep track of your drinking over the short and long term
  • calculates a wellbeing score based on a Theoretical Blood Alcohol Concentration.

Developed by Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Teen Drinking Law

  • Provides you with information about Victorian laws relating to under-age drinking and risks.

Developed by VicHealth.

Websites

Better Health: Say When - You’ve Had Enough

  • Allows you to input your drinking habits and calculate how much you’re consuming
  • develop a drinking profile and receive feedback on your risk level
  • facts and videos about alcohol
  • ways to say no to a drink. 

Hello Sunday Morning

  • Allows you to set goals to take a short break from drinking
  • identifies activities to take part in, instead of nursing a hangover
  • share your experiences with others through a blog
  • read the stories of others who are doing the same.

Helplines

  • DrugInfo: 1300 858 584 - national line providing information about alcohol and other drugs, and the prevention of associated harms.
  • DirectLine: 1800 888 236 - Victorian line providing counselling, information and referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Inner East Drug and Alcohol Service: 1800 778 278 - intake line for the area including Boroondara.
  • Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice (YoDAA): 1800 458 685 - Victorian line for youth drug and alcohol support.
  • Headspace: 9006 6500 - national youth mental health service (Hawthorn branch).
  • Family Drug Helpline: 1300 660 068 - provides support to friends and family members.

Australian guidelines for low-risk drinking

Set by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

  1. Healthy men and women should drink no more than two standard drinks on any day.
  2. Healthy men and women should drink no more than four standard drinks on any one occasion.
  3. For children and young people under 18 years of age, not drinking is the safest option.
  4. For women who are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding, not drinking is the safest option.

Alcohol facts

  • The more alcohol you drink, the greater your chances of experiencing an alcohol-related injury or disease.
  • Following guideline one reduces your risk of death from an alcohol-related injury or disease to less than 1 in 100.
  • Alcohol can affect young people’s developing brains causing health problems when they are older.  
  • The longer a young person delays their first drink, the less likely they are to develop risky drinking behaviours when they are older.
  • Drinking while pregnant can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.  It can also lead to the range of physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Sourced from Australian Drug Foundation.