When it comes to boozing, the Britons are on the top!
According to a new study that looked at the blood-alcohol levels of 35 nations, people in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland were found to consume more alcohol than imbibers elsewhere.
Also, it has been found that Brits have tried more cocaine than people in other countries.
The findings of the 2019 Global Drug Survey were published Thursday.
After surveying over 120,000 imbibers across the world, the survey found that British people were drunk more than 51 times in a year, which is about one day a week. Americans were ranked second, with 50 times a year, while Canadians at 48 times a year. Chile was at the bottom of the list, with 16 times a year.
The survey also looked at cocaine consumption. Again, Britons top the list. The investigators found that 43 percent of British people said they would like to use less cocaine next year, and 1.5 percent needed medical attention after consuming the drug.
The 2019 Global Drug Survey also found a link between too much alcohol drinking and sexual assault. More than 29 percent of the women, who were surveyed, said they had taken advantage of sex while they were drunk or high.
Adam Winstock, the Global Drug Survey’s founder told the Guardian, “Until culture changes and we become more European and moderate in our drinking, we might have to bite the bullet and think about how to advise people to get drunk drinking less.”
Winstock wrote in the survey results, “A regulated market could possibly even result in benefits for both the public purse and the health and well-being of populations — both those who use drugs and those who do not.” He added, “Lower potency, lower risk cocaine products and smarter education could all be explored.”
The survey has come up with an app called “The Drinks Meter” to help you keep an eye on how much you are drinking.