Not using alcohol (Abstinence)
As babies and throughout early childhood, most of us are non-drinkers of alcohol. We are alcohol-free in stage 1.
Some people choose to continue to remain as non-users of alcohol through their teenage years and into their adulthood. Some do this for religious reasons or for health reasons, or because of family values, or as a personal choice. Some remain as non-drinkers of alcohol throughout their lives. On the map this is shown as a road running off the side of the page.
Recommended weekly guidelines
Low risk weekly guidelines for adults are:
- Less than 11 standard drinks (approx. 110g of alcohol) in a week for women, and
- Less than 17 standard drinks (approx. 170g of alcohol) in a week for men