Our new drinking guidelines urge Aussies to go easy on the booze

On Tuesday, the NHMRC released new guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol.

Under the new recommendations, healthy adults should drink no more than 10 standard drinks a week, and no more than four on any one day.

I’m chair of the Alcohol Working Committee that for the past four years has worked on revising the guidelines.

These replace the previous version published in 2009, and come at the end of a year upended by a pandemic, and just before the festive season.