General News Politics Research — 29 November 2013
Queenslanders have a drinking problem: survey

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.bigstockphoto_Alcoholic Woman_2876341

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.