Patterns of alcohol and drug use

Characteristics, circumstances and toxicology of sudden or unnatural deaths involving very high range alcohol concentrations

Alcohol toxicity

Alcohol consumption is strongly linked to premature mortality. This study aims to characterise sudden or unnatural deaths with very high range blood alcohol concentrations that presented to the Department of Forensic Medicine in Sydney between 1997-2011. 

Project Status: 
Completed

Alcohol and violence: Alcohol consumption, homicide and completed suicide in Australia, 1979-2009

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Alcohol consumption is strongly associated with premature mortality. The current study aimed to determine the strength of association between national per capita alcohol consumption with homicide and suicide rates in Australia across the period 1979-2009.

Project Status: 
Completed