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ALCOHOL
VOLUME SALES
– VICTORIA

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Introduction: Welcome to AODstats, the Victorian alcohol and drug interactive statistics and mapping webpage.
AODstats provides information on the harms related to alcohol, illicit and pharmaceutical drug use in Victoria.

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State of Play on Alcohol In Victoria: F.A.R.E

Alcohol harms
The analysis found that alcohol harms in Victoria are significant. The most recent available data indicates that over a one year period there were:

  • 21,460 treatment episodes where alcohol was the principal drug of concern (2012-13);
  • 8,349 ambulance attendances in metropolitan Melbourne where alcohol was identified as a contributing factor (2011);
  • 29,694 alcohol-related hospital admissions (2010-11);
  • 6,768 alcohol-related assaults (2010-11);
  • 14,015 family incidents involving alcohol (2012-13);
  • 1,932 serious or fatal road injuries during high alcohol hours (2010-11); and
  • 1,214 alcohol-attributable deaths in Victoria, which accounted for 3.4 per cent of all Victorian deaths in that year (2010).

 

According to the AMA National Summit on Alcohol 2014,

  • On average, alcohol causes 15 deaths and hospitalises 430 Australians every day.
  • The number of Australians killed or hospitalised because of alcohol consumption has increased in the last decade.
  • One in five Australians consumes alcohol at levels that puts them at risk of lifetime harm from injury or disease.
  • Alcohol has been causally linked to at least 60 different medical conditions. Longer-term health problems associated with risky alcohol use include liver damage, heart damage, and increased risk of some cancers.
  • Alcohol is a greater factor than speed, fatigue, weather, or road conditions in fatal road crashes in Australia, and is responsible for more than a third of road deaths. Every year, alcohol consumption is responsible for over 11,000 hospitalisations among young people aged 15-24 years. Each week, approximately one death and 65 hospitalisations among the under-aged (14-17 years) are attributed to alcohol.

 

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