‘Tis the season to be jolly”….and that means the consumption of booze……
Ever wondered which country has the most drunkedest on this small planet?
Well if you have then look no further than IST for we have the answers for you.
The US made the top 5 list…..
Australians are either the drunkest people in the world or the people most likely to be honest about how often they get drunk, according to the latest Global Drug Survey. The survey of 32,000 people in 22 countries found that while Australians drank alcohol around twice a week on average, they became drunk 27 times a year, more than people in any other country surveyed, Guardian reports. The survey defined drunk as “having drunk so much that your physical and mental faculties are impaired to the point where your balance/speech was affected” and “your conversation and behaviors were very obviously different to people who know you.” The US is the fourth-drunkest country in the world, according to the survey, behind Denmark and Finland but just ahead of the UK.
Caterina Giorgi at the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, an Australian nonprofit, said the findings suggest people are “drinking at fairly risky levels.” She noted that Australia also came first in the number of times people reported seeking emergency medical treatment after alcohol use. The survey found that respondents from Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year, but were the most likely to regret getting drunk, the Journal reports. They regretted getting drunk 28.4% of the time, while those from Denmark and Finland had the least regrets, at 17% each.
Data for the latest report was collected between December 2020 and March 2021. The previous year’s survey was carried out before COVID lockdowns began, and researchers said use of alcohol and almost every other drug in the survey declined year-over-year, Stuff.co.nz reports. Some of the steepest declines were in cigarette smoking and cocaine use. The researchers also found that the pandemic had caused changes in behavior, with a 42% drop in the proportion of cannabis users who shared joints or bongs.
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I have one or two glasses of red wine each night. But I cannot compete with Australia.
Best wishes, Pete.
Pete I do not think anyone can compete with them chuq
Let’s toast Australia! Toss another shrimp on the barby!
Shrimp toast sounds good…..LOL chuq
America is fast becoming a land of drunkards, dopers, perverts, insurrectionists, hypocrites, gun nuts and everything else that has historically meant the downfall of empires and the destruction of civilizations.
Yeah.. but I got unlimited text and data so I don’t care!
Yeah… but Trump’s not president!
Yeah… but there’s a “Sex & The City” revival coming on HBO!
Yeah… but I passed that damn kidney stone!
Yeah… and I’m going to Disneyland!
hi Doug, nice to see you again.
Hello John….it is really good to hear from you again….hope all is well with you chuq
all is well thank you and I hope the same for you too.
All is good here…please send me your Medium site…have a new laptop and have lost your site addy…..be well and be safe chuq
I am not using Medium at the present time. I am back on this s**t hole because I do need somewhere to vent once in awhile but I am not going to take myself so seriously this time around and I definitely am not going to pay for the use of this site.
Then welcome back….chuq