Alcohol consumption, more than a health hazard is a necessity and habit for many. A recent study shows that India falls in the top 10 countries for the most frequent consumption of alcohol in a year.
The study comes amid an overall downward trend of drinking levels in the UK. It is the 8th annual report and claims to be the largest drug survey in the world. The findings come from the eight annual Global Drugs Survey, thought to be the largest poll on substance use in the world.
English speaking countries led the way for how often their citizens get drunk.The US, Canada and Australia closely followed the UK at the top of the rankings.
As per the study, adults in the UK get drunk more often than anywhere else in the world.
Britons reported getting intoxicated an average of 51.1 times in a 12-month period, which comes out to almost once a week.
In comparison, the global average is just 33, according to an analysis of data from people living in 36 countries.
Critics say the findings dispute a major study last week which showed Britons are drinking less alcohol than they did ten years ago, as per reports.
India ranks sixth in the table with a frequency of 41 times a year.
Here is the complete table-
UNITED KINGDOM– 51.1
CZECH REPUBLIC– 36.8
NEW ZEALAND– 33.6