New alcohol guidelines hard to swallow

It’s not always obvious that an employee could be drunk or under the influence of drugs.

While the timing of this post isn’t perhaps great, on Christmas Eve and with New Years Eve just around the corner, it’s important to know that there is new advice on how much alcohol you should drink for your health.

According to an article in The New Daily, drinking can come with serious consequences to your health and wellbeing. The warning comes after the National Health and Medical Research Council released new guidelines on the ‘safe’ level of drinking. The new advice is that Australians should have no more than 10 standard drinks in a week and no more than four a day. There’s also advice for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and teenagers.

Too conservative, you may say. But the article does add that each year there are 4000 alcohol-related deaths, 70,000 hospital admissions and links to more than 40 medical conditions in Australia.

That’s food and drink for thought!

To read the full article and take a quiz on drinking safely, go The New Daily website.

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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