Nicholas Falconer

The drinking problem we wake up and don't remember

QUEENSLANDERS drink more alcohol in one sitting than the average Australian, and a quarter of Sunshine State drinkers wake up after a session unable to remember the previous night.

Sixty-five per cent of Queenslanders consume three or more drinks in a typical sitting, compared to the national average of 50 per cent.

And 47 per cent go out with the intention of getting drunk - seven per cent more than the Australian average.

The Queensland findings were released on Thursday, and were part of a broader national survey funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, a charity that aims to prevent alcohol harm.

The survey also showed that the average Queensland drinker spends $32.68 each week on booze, and 57 per cent of drinkers "preload" before going out to licensed venues.

More on this story at Brisbanetimes.com.au



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