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FARE is the only independent organisation focussed exclusively on alcohol harm in Australia. We  follow and contribute to meaningful discussions about alcohol consumption, attitudes, behaviours, treatment, education, alcohol-related harms and policies.

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Are you a ‘responsible drinker’? Many of us think we are, even if we drink to get drunk

Nine in ten Australians consider themselves “responsible drinkers”, yet a quarter of people drink to get drunk at least once a month, new polling shows. The same research has found more than two-thirds of Australians are unaware what constitutes risky drinking, and many are drinking well beyond recommended levels.

Survey finds majority of Australians who consume alcohol to get drunk at least twice a week believe they are responsible drinkers – ABC NewsRadio

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education says fewer than half of all Australians realise there is a link between alcohol and some cancers, including breast, mouth and throat cancer. The research also shows that people who drink 11 or more standard drinks in one go, consider themselves to be ‘responsible drinkers.’

Australian drinkers in denial about their own habits

New data released today by the Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education shows most Australians believe the nation has an alcohol problem, but describe their own, often excessive, drinking habits as ‘responsible’.

Six million Aussies ‘drink to get drunk’

A majority of Australians who consume alcohol to get drunk at least twice a week believe they are responsible drinkers, a new survey suggests. The annual poll, released by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education on Wednesday, found that almost half of Australian drinkers – about six million people – do it with the intention of getting drunk.