One in 33 Seek Treatment for Alcohol Abuse in The NT

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According to a new study, one in 33 people in the NT are seeking help for alcohol problems.

Sadly experts believe people experiencing mild and moderate alcohol issues are not getting adequate assistance.

The study found 42,871 cases of people accessing alcohol treatment in 2016/2017. This means that one in 33 people sought treatment.

The shortages in services for people with mild to moderate alcohol problems became apparent.

The social and economic cost of alcohol consumption in the NT has been estimated at $1.38 billion per year with The ACT having the highest per capita rate of alcohol consumption in the country.

See more at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-23/territorians-suffering-from-drinking-crisis-crush-report-shows/11142352