Alcohol: Still the Main Drug of Addiction

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Alcohol addiction refers to a physical dependence on alcohol. This is a serious medical issue that can have permanent consequences, such as brain damage and an increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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In Australia, drinking is associated with a wide range of our social and cultural activities and is often actively encouraged. Alcohol generally plays a prominent role in occasions such as celebrations, sporting events, during meals, clubbing and at house parties. It can be viewed as ‘un-Australian’ to turn down a drink. Our heavy drinking culture dates back as far as colonisation - for a period, convicts were paid partially in rum.


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