Binge Drinking Taking Its Toll over Australians


Binge Drinking Taking Its Toll over Australians

Recently, a survey has found that the drinking problem among the Australians is growing as more than 27% of the young adults are falling into the traps of binge drinking. As compared to the previous year’s figures, this year there is a jump of 4% in the total number of Australian consuming more than the recommended amount of alcohol.

According to the health experts four-drink is enough to make a person feel tipsy. More than four-drink can make a person prone to accidents. The health experts have emphasized that people should reduce the intake of alcohol.

The figures were revealed by Galaxy Research poll in which 1000 Australians were contacted for survey. During the survey, it further came to light that three-quarters of Australians are of the view that much is not being done by the government to minimize the menace of binge drinking.

Too much of alcohol is dangerous for health and could also put the life of others at stake if a drunken person opts for driving. Driving should be avoided after getting drunk. The chief executive of Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education's annual alcohol poll, Michael Thorn was reported as saying, “What we are seeing is a change in drinking patterns ... That increase in the number of people drinking more than six drinks on one occasion confirms what people are intuitively witnessing - that episodes of binge-drinking are getting more serious”.

Mr. Thorn has emphasized that the government should step in by bringing in reforms to deal with the growing menace of binge drinking. Awareness is required to be brought in to make sure that people doesn’t put their health at stake while drinking. He has also suggested that tax system should be introduced so that people could be prevented from indulging into binge drinking.

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