News story 7th Apr 2016

Binge drinking offenders in drink-driving, vandalism and violence

Researchers in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics found that binge drinkers were significantly more likely to engage in antisocial behaviour than other drinkers.


New research analysing the alcohol consumption habits of more than 100,000 Australians over a decade has found that regular binge drinkers are up to 30 per cent more likely to commit drink-driving offences, vandalism or violence. Analysing data from the Australian National Drug Strategy Household Surveys (NDSHS) during 2001-2010.

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