Lifestyle Factors and RTW: Alcohol

A. Richey

Alcohol and smoking are the most common legal drugs in use in Australia today.

Alcohol is a depressant, which means that people feel more relaxed when they consume it. In small, occasional doses in social environments, alcohol can be enjoyable.  Problems arise when alcohol is consumed in inappropriate environments, at inappropriate times, in large volumes or on a very regular basis. Alcohol slows down the messages sent between the brain and the body. It impacts problem-solving skills, judgement, concentration, reac...

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