Alcohol & Health

This section provides information about the harms associated with alcohol consumption. The impact of alcohol use on mental and physical health is examined, as well as other conditions that often co-occur with alcohol-related disorders.

Sources of physical health data utilised in this section are Mortality Data (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010) and the National Hospital Morbidity Database 2013-14 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2015).

The source of mental health data utilised in this section is the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (SMHWB) (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008). The SMHWB is the best Australian data source available that provides a general population profile of co-morbid alcohol and mental health disorders.