People in Europe drink more alcohol than in any other part of the world, downing the equivalent of 12.5 liters of pure alcohol a year or almost three glasses of wine a day, according to report by the World Health Organization and the European Commission.
...the heaviest drinkers were in central-eastern and eastern Europe - consuming 14.5 liters of pure alcohol per adult per year compared to 12.4 liters in central-western and western Europe, 11.2 liters in southern Europe and 10.4 liters in Nordic countries...
http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/nm/europ … who-report
I thought Americans drank heavily...WHO knew
Hey, I'm trying. Personally, I ashamed by this report. Every American is to blame too. It's like, I can't do this by myself. Some of you people need to pick up the slack.
It must be very cold in those places. And I can't remember the last time I drink alcohol!!!
Two big factors concerning the decline of alcohol usage in the United States:
1. Tough drinking and driving laws.
2. No smoking in bars (at least, in Michigan. I assume there are quite a few states now with this, and the number will grow over time).
12.5 liters a year is just over 1 liter a month. That's nothing!
Most folk I know can easily drink a liter of whisky or vodka in a week, and that is light drinking.
Heavy drinkers down that amount in a day.
Since when has 3 glasses of wine a day been heavy drinking? Isn't that just lunch?
Don't forget that you don't even get to start drinking in many parts of the US until you are 21, and whenever I have been in the States you really don't seem to be big drinkers.
Every country in Europe is different, with a different drinking culture. In the UK there seems to be a lot of binge drinking going on, especially in town centre bars that do deals and sell drinks cheap. The Friday night after work drink in London is almost an institution and catching the last train home can be interesting to say the least. Most people I know have a story involving being asleep or too inebriated to get off at their stop, and more than a few have found themselves stuck in the bus station/train depot in the early hours of the morning.
I'm hoping they included babies to 90 year olds in the average or I am seriously considering joining AA. Same as you, I thought 3 glasses of wine was good for lunch. Next time your down my way be sure to drop in so we can do lunch.
In many areas of Europe wine is simply what you drink. For a long time before water purification, it was the only thing you could drink that wouldn't make you sick. Plus in many areas wine is cheaper than soda. So wine is what the plebeians drink and soda is what you drink if you're some elitist snob (well, maybe not really).
It's been said that Spanish children are given wine with meals from an early age. Its a cultural thing I guess.
I would most certainly go along with the cultural thing! Germans and the English especially are heavy drinkers, its something you grow up with and binge drinking is a culture. Maybe its down to the weather.
by shamani67 5 years ago
How do you really know when you are an alcoholic?I believe a lot of people are in denial. In Australia it seems to be a favourite past time and the done thing to drink alcohol. How can you tell when you are in the danger zone of becoming dependent?
by Tina Siuagan 5 years ago
How much water do you consume everyday?Do you stick to a certain amount?
by Catorinaa 7 years ago
What do you think of teenage drinkers?Do you think teen drinkers are trying to rebell against their guardians, or are they just having a little fun illegally? what you think??
by momster 6 years ago
What do you think is the number one reason why underage drinkers drink alcohol?There are many reasons why people drink under age.What is your thoughts on this?
by Jack Hazen 6 years ago
What should you do?Just found them this morning after she left for school.Let's see. We have Jack Daniel's. Crown Royal. Dewar's White Label. And Tangueray London Dry Gin.She won't be home from school, so I have about 8 hours to plot a strategy.
by jhendor 5 years ago
How many liters of water do you take per day?
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|