Alcohol brain injury ’crisis’ looms
- Country ’woefully’ ill-informed on alcohol
- Drinkers have no clue about damage levels
- 200,000 Australians undiagnosed
MORE than 200,000 Australians are living with undiagnosed permanent brain damage caused by drinking alcohol.
And a further two million people – one in eight adults – are at serious risk of joining them due to the amounts they consume, health experts warn.
Yet the country is woefully ill-informed about how much alcohol puts a drinker at risk of brain injury.
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