New Report: Alcohol's Burden of Disease in Australia

September 17, 2014

A new report details the considerable burden of alcohol attributable disease in Australia, including alcohol consumption, death and hospitalization data. The authors estimate that alcohol caused over 5,500 deaths (including 1,500 cancer deaths), 157,000 hospitalizations, and 39,000 years of potential life lost in Australia in 2010.

The report was written by Australia's Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and VicHealth.