How to reduce the social cost of binge drinking in Australia?

Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. 02/20

Date: February 2020


Ou Yang
Xueyan Zhao
Preety Srivastava


There is substantial cross-country evidence that binge drinking has significant social costs. In this study we add to the growing body of evidence on the association between problem drinking and antisocial and unlawful behaviours using data from the Australian National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) administered by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

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