Northwest sector of Argentina with highest incidence of alcohol abuse

Posted on November 30, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Latin America Health, Social Issues

Northwestern Argentina has the highest indicators of risky alcohol consumption, is the region of the country where more beer is drunk during the weekend and where the drinkers most often take five or more glasses on one occasion.

This view was reflected in a study of the Secretariat for Prevention of Drug Addiction and the Fight against Drug Trafficking (Sedronar) through the Argentine Observatory on Drugs (OAD), performed throughout the country during 2010 and presented recently. The analysis looked at a population of between 12 and 65 years of age.

Excessive consumption and harmful alcohol reaches 18.7% of the population. The study, conducted in cities of 80 000 inhabitants and more, consumers specify that every 100 men, 20 have problems with compulsive use, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms, while among women the ratio is less. Read Article

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