Alcohol VS Drugs

The stigma attached to drug use

Alcohol Facts

  • Alcohol is the most widely used drug in Australia.
  • 37.3% of Australians aged 14 years and over consume alcohol on a weekly basis.
  • Around 1 in 5 (18.2%) Australians over 14 drink at levels that put them at risk of alcohol-related harm over their lifetime.
  • Around 1 in 6 (15.6%) people aged 12 years or older had consumed 11 or more standard drinks on a single drinking occasion in the past 12 months.
  • Alcohol caused more than twice as many deaths (3,494) than road accidents (1,600) in 2014.

Marijuana Facts

  • Marijuana has been used for over 5,000 years.
  • No one has ever overdosed on marijuana.
  • It is less harmful then alcohol and tobacco
  • Only 9% of users become clinically dependent

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