The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) recently released the results of their 2017 survey of community perspectives on alcohol, with results indicating clear support for government action on reducing harm from alcohol.
It showed a staggering majority (92%) of Australians believe alcohol is linked to family and domestic violence, and a growing majority (81%) think more should be done to reduce alcohol harm. It also found almost eight in ten (78%) of respondents believe Australia has a problem with excess drinking.
FARE Chief Executive Michael Thorn is not surprised by the poll’s findings, but says it should act as a wake-up call to governments that have been too slow to take action.
“It’s a damning indictment of this country’s toxic relationship with alcohol when we have more than a third of Australians affected by alcohol-related violence. These troubling findings are really a reflection of the extent of alcohol harm in Australia; the 15 lives lost and 430 hospitalisations caused by alcohol every single day,” Mr Thorn said.
You can read the full report available HERE