Did you know that…

  • 9M of Australians drink more than 6 standard drinks per day
  • Australian household spends an average $32.25 on alcohol weekly
  • 17% of Australians drink at levels that put them at risk of alcohol-related disease.

What are the risks of drinking too much?

Alcohol can be enjoyed in moderation but drinking too much has negative impacts on your wellbeing.

Short-term risks Long-term risks
Reduced concentration

Poor sleep quality


Intense moods

(aggression, elation, depression)

Slower reflexes

Irreversible liver, brain or nervous system damage

Heart disease

High blood pressure

Increased chance of a number of cancers

Alcohol-related disease, illness or injuries.



What can happen if you give up drinking for five weeks?

  • Improve the quality of sleep
  • Increase in wakefulness
  • Enhance work performance
  • Improve concentration


  • Lose weight
  • Decrease in cholesterol
  • Lower blood glucose
  • Decrease in liver fat

Other benefits

  • Save money
  • Improve mental health
  • Healthier skin because alcohol causes dehydration

body changes from giving up alcohol

Now that you know the benefits of giving up alcohol, why not participate in dry July to raise funds for people affected by cancer?

Head over to Dry July to sign up and start raising funds!

Important Note

Dry July is a fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthy lifestyle changes. We would encourage people to drink responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their GP before signing up to Dry July.

If you’re worried about how alcohol may be affecting your health, book an appointment with our Medical Practitioners.

Or if you feel like alcohol is affecting you psychologically, our psychologists can also help.

Phone reception on 6122 0150 to book your appointment.

Sources: https://www.dryjuly.com/