Impact Alcohol is a partnership between ATODA, ACT Health and the Western Australian Mental Health Commission. The project aims to reduce alcohol-related harms and ill health in the ACT.
The Impact Alcohol project includes an informative website www.impactalcohol.org.au that contains information for all ages regarding the effects of alcohol on health. Specific issues relevant to alcohol and young people, students and parents; as well as up-to-date statistics and ACT legislation is also included on the website.
Three online tools are available and provide valuable information to drinkers about their consumption of alcohol; it includes the Alcohol Use Disorders Inventory Test (AUDIT) . The AUDIT was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a simple method of screening for excessive drinking and to assist in brief assessment. It can help identify excessive drinking as the cause of the presenting illness and provides a framework for intervention to help risky drinkers reduce or cease alcohol consumption and thereby avoid the harmful consequences of their drinking. The AUDIT also helps to identify alcohol dependence and some specific consequences of harmful drinking. This was the most popular page accessed on the Impact Alcohol website in 2019/20.
The website provides a range of resources and information related to alcohol, health, young adults and the community and is promoted through ATOD training programs provided to ACT ATOD and allied health sectors.