Booze behind almost all murders in Queensland, figures reveal | Courier Mail

… by Ruth Limkin

Something incredible and also sobering (no pun intended).

Booze behind almost all murders in Queensland, figures reveal – Courier Mail.

If you don’t have time to read the whole article, here are a few snippets.

“The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre said Australians were among the world’s worst abusers of alcohol, with few seeking help to curb its impact on their health. Research shows almost one in five will experience problematic drinking, while 4 per cent become alcoholics.”

“…a third of Australian men would have a drinking problem at some point in their lives – about double the rate of alcohol abuse among women.”

“Married people and those from a non-English-speaking background were less likely to have a problem with alcohol.”

“Men born during the 10 years to 1987 were 1.7 times more likely to drink at risky levels than men born the previous decade.”

That’s certainly not something we should drink to.

~ Ruth Limkin       ruth@ruthlimkin.com