Journal article

The adverse consequences of drinking in a sample of Australian adults

P Dietze, R Room, D Jolley, S Matthews, T Chikritzhs

JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

Objective: To examine the adverse consequences of drinking reported by a subsample of participants in the Australian arm of the GenACIS (Gender Alcohol and Culture: an International Study). Design and method: A random sample of adults (18+, N = 1,608) was interviewed by telephone for self-reported experience of adverse consequences of alcohol consumption. Results: Ten per cent reported experiencing either alcohol related life-area problems and/or physical/emotional/legal problems as a result of their drinking in the previous year. Around 4% reported getting into a fight after they had been drinking and 6% reported adverse effects of alcohol on their physical health. There were variations by ..

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