More than a quarter of family violence incidents involve alcohol, data shows

Alcohol is involved in at least one in four domestic violence incidents that end up at hospital emergency in Warrnambool, but experts say the overall figure could be much higher.

Data collected by emergency staff and Deakin researchers as part of the Last Drinks study highlight the insidious role of alcohol products on family and intimate partner violence.

But Director at Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre Geoff Soma said the emergency department results could underestimate the true impact, with alcohol consistently implicated in more than 50 per cent of presentations seen at WRAD.

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