Drinking to get drunk: Half of Aussies say wine not?

Millions consume alcohol with the intention of getting drunk at least twice a week, but still believe they are responsible drinkers, survey reveals

Almost half of Australian drinkers — about six million people — drink alcohol with the intention of getting drunk, a new survey suggests.

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The annual poll, released by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) on Wednesday, also found that the majority who consume alcohol to get drunk at least twice a week believe they are responsible drinkers.

“An overwhelming majority of Australian drinkers, 87%, consider themselves responsible drinkers, yet a high percentage of those drinkers consume alcohol to get drunk,” FARE chief executive Michael Thorn

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