Serbs among top alcohol consumers in Europe

An average citizen of Serbia consumes between 11 and 13 litres of alcoholic beverages every year. By consumption of alcohol, Serbia is number four in Europe, which is a very high position. The world`s average consumption is six litres a person. Physicians treating alcoholism say that this statistic is alarming.

The excessive use of alcohol is world`s third cause of mortality, next to cardiovascular and malign diseases. In Serbia ordinary people would easily find any reason for a couple of drinks. “It is our mentality”, they say. An average Serbian household spent about six per cent of its budget on alcohol, B92 reported.

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