Alcohol kills 15 Australians each day

Alcohol causes 15 deaths and hospitalises 430 Australians every day, a new VicHealth and Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) report has found. The Alcohol’s Burden of Disease in Australia report found 5,554 deaths and 157,132 hospitalisations were caused by alcohol in 2010, with the number of deaths increasing by 62 per cent since the study was last undertaken a decade ago.

The report itself, written by Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, is fairly dense and may be difficult for the average reader to get through. FARE however have produced a wonderful infographic that provides a great summary of the information contained within the report.

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