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Annual Alcohol poll shows 66% of us don't know our standard drinks!

Gold Coast Bulletin published an article that claims that more than 75per cent of Australians believe the country has a problem with excessive drinking, according to a national poll.

The Annual Alcohol Poll, found that of the more than 1,000 people surveyed, 17 per cent view booze as the number one health threat facing the country.

It also showed that Australians were largely unaware of how many standard drinks were in a range of alcohol products, with 66 per cent underestimating how many drinks were in an average bottle of wine.

Standard Drinks are one of the topics you learn about when you undertake an online QLD Responsible Service of Alcohol course with CFT QLD. 

Below is a charge detailing different types of drinks and the standard drinks that they contain.  (Click on the image to view it full screen)

Of particular concern in the survey, were the figures showing an increase in the number of Australians consuming six standard drinks or more on a typical occasion, rising from 12 per cent last year to 16 per cent this year.

NSW police union president Scott Weber said research highlighted the need for action, “70 per cent of all police assaults are alcohol-related,” Mr Weber said.

Click here to read the full article from Gold Coast Bulletin, 18th April 2012.

Our online QLD RSA course also includes information on how long it takes for the body to process standards drinks and factors that affect your BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration). To learn all of this and more, enrol today.