Alcohol Essay

1154 Words Apr 9th, 2014 5 Pages
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It has been estimated that one Australia teenager dies and more than 60 are hospitalised each week from alcohol related causes” (National Health and Medical Research Council, 2011). According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2005-06, female and male teenagers aged 15-19 had the highest hospital separation rates for acute intoxication from alcohol among all age groups (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008).

Alcohol consumption amongst teenagers is becoming a concern in Australia. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2007), a National Drug Strategy Household Survey was done. It showed that over 20% of 14-19 year olds consume alcohol on a weekly basis. Among the teenagers, 29% of males aged 12-17 consumed up to seven or more drinks on one occasion; and 32% of females around the same age group consumed five or more drinks on one occasion (Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug Survey, 2005). Teenage years are a vital part in ones life. Children under the age of 15 are at the greatest risk of harm from drinking. “For young people aged 15- 17, the safest option is to delay the initiation of alcohol for as long as possible.” (Australian Government-National Health and Medical Research Council, 2014). According to the NHMRC (National Health &Medical Research Coucil), young people who use alcohol before the age of fifteen are more likely

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