According to a new study from the World Health Organisation (WHO), alcohol is responsible for 3 million deaths worldwide.
Five percent of deaths on the planet are linked to alcohol and three quarters of those killed are male.
In other words 7.5 per cent of male deaths globally can be attributed to alcohol and 2.5 per cent of female deaths.
The study revealed that the most vulnerable are young people between the ages of 20-39 with a 13.5 per cent total mortality linked to alcohol use.
Researchers estimated that 237 million men and 46 million women drink excessively or abuse alcohol.
These statistics highlight the importance of enforcing Responsible Service of Alcohol to minimise alcohol harm in Australia. Find out more about RSA training here.