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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Is Australia losing its war on binge-drinking amid an epidemic of alcohol-related crime and violence?



Drinking alcohol has long been a part of Australian culture.

But today, the country is suffering huge social and economic costs from its love for the drink.

A recent report estimated that the tangible cost for alcohol misuse is $25bn a year, including medical expenses, lost wages and productivity.

Ten million Australians experience negative effects from other people's drinking, and 70,000 fall victim to alcohol-related assaults.

With an increasing number of young people binge-drinking, children as young as 10 are seeking treatment for alcohol addiction. Read More