Apr 27 2011
As it turns out, drinking in Germany isn’t all busty babes and fun. The beer drenched country has seen a huge spike in alcoholism, to the point where one in five Germans have a drinking problem.
Germans are smoking less but still drinking too much, according to the German Centre for Addiction Issues. Launching the centre’s Annual Addiction Report 2011 in Berlin on Tuesday, director Raphael GaÃŸmann, estimated one in five people aged 18 to 64 had a drinking problem.
â€œAlcohol consumption remains conspicuously too high, too risky, with too many consequences,â€ he said.
The report, a compilation of figures from 2009, showed that although the average amount of booze consumed, measured in pure alcohol, did fall slightly compared with 2008, it was too negligible to have any health benefit, GaÃŸmann said.
At least they’re smoking less, right?
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