“In partnership with the WA Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA), Alcohol and Drug Foundation and Telethon Kids Institute, we have released the report ‘WA’s Hidden Crisis: Harm from Alcohol’ to highlight the escalating harm from alcohol in Western Australia.
A hidden crisis has been escalating in our state. Not enough is being done to prevent the unacceptable growing harms fuelled by alcohol in our community.
In Western Australia, alcohol-caused cancers are responsible for three deaths a week and over 1000 hospitalisations a year. Alcohol is also responsible for many other harms. Each week eight alcohol-related deaths, 402 hospitalisations, and 180 family violence incidents occur.
The report ‘WA’s Hidden Crisis: Harm from Alcohol’ was released alongside a digital campaign ‘Alcohol fuels many harms’. The digital campaign will air on social media platforms and paid digital media channels until 31 July.
The digital campaign aims to draw attention to the harms from alcohol in the Western Australian community and urges action now to prevent them.”
Find more from Cancer Council WA (Australia, June 2022)