Of people aged 18 years and over, 19.5% of drinkers consumed more than two drinks per day and 44.7% consumed more than four standard drinks at least once in the past year. These behaviours exceed the National Health and Medical Research Council’s lifetime risk guidelines and single occasion risk guidelines respectively.The only surprising thing about those figures is how incredibly low they are.
According to the Australian government, a pint of Stella is the equivalent of 2.25 'standard drinks', so it is contrary to their guidelines for anyone to enjoy two pints at a wedding, Christmas, birthday party, barbecue or even the Melbourne Cup ... once a year!
This, apparently, is why minimum alcohol pricing is desperately necessary in Australia.
Please never be be fooled into thinking these people are sane or rational, will you? Because they aren't.