Some 70 per
cent of Australians know of the national Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol but only one in four of these are aware of the content.
This is according
to the national alcohol poll by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE).
The 2018 poll
found that only 38 per cent of the Australian population are aware of the link
between alcohol misuse and stroke, 26 per cent know of the link with mouth and
throat cancer, and 16 per cent understand the link between alcohol and breast
Titled ‘The Annual Alcohol Poll 2018: Attitudes and Behaviours’ and conducted by YouGov
Galaxy, the poll found that 37 per cent of Australians have been affected by
alcohol-related violence, with 47 per cent of these cases happening within the
last 12 months.
also found that in 2018, 45 per cent of Australians drank to get drunk –
equating to approximately 5.7 million citizens. It was also revealed that 73
per cent of those surveyed believe that Australia has a problem with excess
drinking or alcohol abuse.
FARE is an independent,
not-for-profit organisation working to stop the harm caused by alcohol. For over
15 years, FARE has been working with communities, governments, health
professionals and the police across Australia to stop alcohol harm by
supporting world-leading research, raising public awareness and advocating for
changes to alcohol policy.
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