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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