Drug and Alcohol intoxication and Subsequent Harm in night-time Entertainment Districts (DASHED) – Research Bulletin

Research Bulletin no: 
July 2017
Richelle Mayshak, Anthony Morgan, Amy Peacock, Nicholas Taylor, Nicolas Droste, Kerri Coomber, Elise Cox, Raimondo Bruno, Peter Miller

The harm associated with the consumption of alcohol, particularly amongst young people, is of growing concern within the Australian community. It presents a major challenge to all levels of government. In 2004–05, alcohol use in Australia was estimated to cost the community approximately $15.3 billion in crime, violence, and healthcare costs (Collins & Lapsley 2008), increasing to an estimate of $36 billion by 2010 (Laslett et al. 2010).