Alcohol is implicated

Sometimes I come across a snippet of information that is just so loaded with questions about what our society is on about. This from the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) Consortium. (2004), Alcohol and other drugs: A handbook for health professionals, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra.
Alcohol is implicated in
*   50% of assaults
* 44% of fire injuries
* 34% of falls and drownings
* 30% of car accidents
* 20-40% of acute general and psychiatric hospital presentations
* 18% of all injuries presenting to emergency departments
* 16% of child abuse
* 12% of suicides.

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