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Alcohol is destroying us: Four Australians share their stories

The newly-released Alcohol’s Burden of Disease in Australia report found that alcohol is responsible for 15 deaths every day. That’s a 60 per cent increase from a decade ago. In addition to this, another 430 people are admitted to hospital for treatment for alcohol-related injuries or disease every day.

If you are surprised by these statistics, you’re not alone.

“The Australian medical profession is profoundly concerned that the harms of alcohol are getting worse — domestic violence, depression, deaths from trauma, obesity — the list goes on,” Dr Stephen Parnis, Emergency Physician and Vice President of the AMA.

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