According to a recent study which analysed the drinking habits of 24,000 Australian drinkers, people in Australia are reducing their consumption of alcohol and the rate of abstinence is increasing.
The study conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Drug Strategy Household Survey in late 2016, revealed that 80 per cent of underage drinkers are now abstaining.
Alcohol Beverages Australia Executive Director, Fergus Taylor said the study shows that Australians are enjoying alcohol sensibly and moderately. It is also a welcomed trend that underage drinking is also declining in the long term.
The study also revealed that Australians are taking active steps to reduce their alcohol consumption in aid of their health. Most Australians (83 per cent) are drinking within government risk guidelines.
Another good sign is that more Australian women are abstaining from alcohol while pregnant, 56 per cent. Read more at https://www.theshout.com.au/77895-2/