Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014

Alcohol in Australia

With Ocsober just around the corner, a recent report has shed some disturbing light on the devasting impact alcohol is playing in Australia.

The recently released 'Alcohol’s Burden of Disease in Australia' report found that alcohol is responsible for 15 deaths in Australia every day. This represents a staggering 60% increase compared to just 10 years go.

Additionally, around 430 people are admitted to hospital for treatment for alcohol-related injuries or disease every day.

On an international level, the latest Cancer Report from the World Health Organisation found that while 8.2 million people died from cancer globally in 2012, 3.7 million of those deaths could have been avoided by “lifestyle changes”, including limiting alcohol.

Given the extent of the issue, Ocsober is an opportunity for everyday Australians to make a different. By saying 'no' to alcohol for 31 days, you can help raise vital funds that will be used to empower Australian children to make healthier and safer choices as they grow up. You’ll also feel healthier and fitter, lose weight and enjoy your weekend mornings again!

You can find out more by visiting the Ocsober website hereYou can read the full 'Alcohol’s Burden of Disease in Australia' report here