A new campaign aims to encourage people to stop and think about their alcohol consumption.
The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) launched the It's Your Call campaign on February 11.
The district's mental health, drug and alcohol director Damien Eggleton said taking a moment to consider how much you were drinking and whether that was the right amount for you was the theme behind the campaign.
"Many of us evaluate our health and well being at the start of a new year, making now the perfect time to encourage people to monitor their drinking habits," he said.
See below video from the SNSWLHD.
Drought relief counsellor David Bone said that while alcohol often looked like a solution, drinking could become part of the problem.
"A few beers or wines can slowly increase until it starts to have an impact on your family, your job and your relationships," Mr Bone said.
"The video looks at some of alcohol's side effects as it is a powerful depressant that affects everyone differently.
"Some people can manage to adjust their alcohol intake without help but others might need some professional assistance. The first step is always going to be asking the question - is alcohol really my friend?"
NSW Health also provides alcohol harm reduction information and services via the Your Room Website, the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service Alcohol Reduction Program and the Drinks Meter app.
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