Examining the social and economic costs of alcohol use in Australia: 2017/18

Steve Whetton, Robert J. Tait, William Gilmore, Tania Dey, Seraina Agramunt, Suraya Abdul Halim, Alice McEntee, Aqif Muhktar, Ann Roche, Steve Allsop, Tanya Chikritzhs

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to provide an updated estimate of the social and economic costs of alcohol use to Australia in recognition of the: length of time since the last substantive national estimate (Collins and Lapsley, 2008); growing evidence for alcohol as a cause of disease and injury; reinterpretation of previous evidence using new methods in relation to the purported ‘protective’ effects of alcohol on chronic disease risk; new Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol (National Health and Medical Research Council, 2020); and, changing patterns of alcohol consumption in Australia. The most recent and complete harm and economic data available were applied to quantify costs incurred during the 2017/18 financial year.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPerth, W.A., Australia
PublisherNational Drug Research Institute
Number of pages212
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-6487367-5-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • social
  • economic
  • cost
  • Disease
  • injury
  • health

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