When people drink too much on one occasion it can cause alcohol-related accidents. Many problems are caused by drinking too much on one occasion, and these problems are preventable. These problems include injury, violence, burns and falls. Anti-social behaviour and problems can also occur with friends, family and third parties.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommend for healthy men and women, drinking no more than four standard drinks on a single occasion reduces the risk of alcohol-related injury arising from that occasion. 1
Evidence shows that as more alcohol is consumed on a single occasion, skills and inhibitions decrease while risky behaviour increases, leading to a greater risk of injury during, or immediately after that occasion. 1
A large range of injuries can occur when you drink alcohol. A large number of people in Western Australia are admitted to hospital for burns, falls, assaults and other injuries as a result of consuming too much alcohol on one occasion.
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1 National Health and Medical Research Council, 2009. Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra
2 Epidemiology Branch, Department of Health Western Australia. WA Hospital Morbidity and Mortality Data Systems (2007-20011), ABS Morbidity and Mortality Data (2007-2011). Retrieved on April 30 2014.
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