It will surprise few that people from English speaking countries drink more than those from Spanish speaking countries, a fact underscored by the 2019 Global Drug Survey. But I’m quite shocked at how often both groups actually drink to the point of being drunk (a state that appears not to have been defined by the survey).
“Those from English-speaking countries got drunk most often, according to the report, while participants from South American countries got drunk on the lowest number of occasions.
UK respondents said they got drunk 51 times in the past year, compared with 50 times for people in the United States, 48 in Canada and 47 in Australia.
Chilean respondents, on the other hand, reported getting drunk just 16 times a year and Colombians 22 times.”
If you get drunk “just” 16 times a year, you’re on the moderate end of the scale???
I’d like to know the respondents’ average age and approximately how many alcohol units, or what behaviors, constitute being “drunk.” Do they mean having a pleasant buzz, being out of control, passing out?