It turns out many Australians are drinking at alarming levels, according to research funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), an independent charity organisation.
The study revealed that 28 per cent of Australians are drinking at levels above the recommended daily limit of 2 standard drinks a day. This group is consuming a staggering 84 per cent of the total alcohol consumed.
More than half of all the alcohol drunk is this country is being consumed dangerously – outside the recommended guidelines of 2 standard drinks a day.
The alcohol most commonly consumed at risky levels are liqueurs and cask wines.
As servers of alcohol this information is crucial in helping us perform our responsible service of alcohol duties better.