Sarah Wiedersehn - NZ Newswire on October 24, 2016, 10:31 am
Many Australian teens are consuming up to 17 alcoholic drinks at one time that often results in regrettable sexual encounters and loss of consciousness, new research has found.
A study of 16 to 19-year-olds representing the 25 per cent who drink the most among their peers has led to calls for greater action to help this vulnerable group of young Australians.
Conducted by researchers at Monash and Curtin Universities, the study found the heaviest-drinking teen boys, most of whom were either at university of still in school, consumed on average 17 standard drinks during their last big drinking session.
Teen girls drank around 14 standard alcoholic drinks.
Half of those surveyed for the study, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health journal, described this session as a 'normal get-together'
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