Has teenage drinking decreased?
Teens are drinking significantly less than they used to. Underage drinking among teens has reached a new low, ABC News reports. The percent of teens who said they have at least one drink per month dropped from 50.8% in 1991 to just 32.8% in 2015 in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Is alcoholism a problem in Europe?
At a societal level, the European Union is the heaviest-drinking region in the world, with over one fifth of the European population aged 15 years and above reporting heavy episodic drinking (five or more drinks on an occasion, or 60g alcohol) at least once a week.
Has binge drinking decreased?
The age-adjusted prevalence of binge drinking decreased from 18.9% in 2011 to 18.0% in 2017 (Table 1). However, the overall age-adjusted total annual number of binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking increased significantly (12.1%) from 472 in 2011 to 529 in 2017 (Figure).
Is alcohol part of European culture?
The way that alcohol is enjoyed in different countries often varies from region to region – especially where tradition and culture are concerned. Europe has a particular wealth of different drinking cultures, with so many countries so close together – all of which enjoy drinking traditions that can differ vastly.
How much alcohol can a 16 year old drink?
Advice for parents: If 15 to 17 year olds drink alcohol, they should never exceed the recommended adult weekly limit (14 units of alcohol). 1 unit of alcohol is about half a pint of normal-strength beer or a single measure (25ml) of spirits.
Can you drink at 17?
Legally the 18 year old can buy alcohol and the 17 year old can drink it in a pub or restaurant with a meal.
Are the French heavy drinkers?
FRENCH people are among the heaviest drinkers in the world, consuming the equivalent of 120 bottles of wine a year on average, new research suggests.