News story 7th Apr 2016

Binge drinking offenders in drink-driving, vandalism and violence

Researchers in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics found that binge drinkers were significantly more likely to engage in antisocial behaviour than other drinkers.

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New research analysing the alcohol consumption habits of more than 100,000 Australians over a decade has found that regular binge drinkers are up to 30 per cent more likely to commit drink-driving offences, vandalism or violence. Analysing data from the Australian National Drug Strategy Household Surveys (NDSHS) during 2001-2010.

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