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Alcohol problem is growing
AUSTRALIA has a drinking problem – and it’s only going to get worse.
A study has revealed more than 75 per cent of people believe we drink too much. More than four million Australians are drinking to get drunk, including two million who get rotten at least once a month. The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) poll found almost 80 per cent of people believed our grog culture would remain the same or get worse over the next five to 10 years unless something was done. FARE is calling for mandatory health warning labels – similar to those found on cigarette packaging – for alcohol products. Chief executive Michael Thorn said: “The annual alcohol poll consistently tells us two things: first, there is an awareness and acceptance by Australians that we have a serious problem with excessive drinking. Second, Australians want change – they believe this issue has been ignored.”
Paul Dillon will be speaking at our Mental Health and Wellbeing Seminars on drugs, alcohol and young people. The remaining seminars for this year will be in Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney. To register or download the brochure click on one of these locations or go to the events section of our website. These events are extremely popular so we urge you to book your seat soon!