Poor understanding of alcohol guidelines

Three years after the introduction of Australia’s revised alcohol guidelines, 95% of people are unable to correctly identify safe drinking levels to avoid short and long-term harms.

Between 30% and 50% of respondents couldn’t even provide estimates.

The study used data from the 2007 and 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey, which surveyed more than 26,000 people from across Australia.

Just 21.1% of males and 14.9% of females accurately estimated they should consume no more than two drinks per day to reduce their risk of long term harms.

Read more at Centre for Alcohol Policy Research