The Range and Magnitude of Alcohol’s Harm to Others report, commissioned by the Foundation and undertaken by the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, demonstrates how an individual’s drinking impacts on the people around them. For the first time internationally, this research examined how a person’s drinking affects their family, co-workers, friends, and strangers, to demonstrate how one person’s alcohol misuse can impact on entire communities.
Results from this research were also included in the World Health Organisation’s Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, 2011, and WHO is using the study as a model for such studies globally.
The Range and Magnitude of Alcohol’s Harm to Others provides a missing piece of the puzzle in policy discussions by providing a more complete picture of the harms that result from alcohol misuse. Examining the full extent of alcohol-related harms in our community provides us with a greater understanding of how complex alcohol misuse is in Australia and the need for a range of policy responses that address the varied harms and their determinants.
The Range and Magnitude of Alcohol’s Harm to Others found that:
The Range and Magnitude of Alcohol’s Harm to Others also examined the economic impact of alcohol on the Australian community and found that:
Further information on the impacts of alcohol’s harm to others can be found in the following publications;