The Brits got us beat when it comes to boozing.
A new study that checks the blood-alcohol levels of 35 nations across the globe found that people in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales consume more alcohol than drinkers elsewhere.
After polling more than 120,000 imbibers in the world, the Global Drug Survey found that Britons were drinking 51.1 times in a year, or about one day a week. Americans came in a second second, getting a blot 50 times a year, while Canadians got sloshed for 48. At the bottom of the list was Chile, with a blackout rate of 16 times a year.
The survey, published Thursday, also Study of Cocaine Consumption – and Regret: Apparently, 43 percent of Brits surveyed said they would like to use less cocaine next year, while 1
The survey also discovered a link between excessive drinking and sexual assault : Some 29.3 percent of the women who responded to the survey said they had been taken advantage of sexually while drunk or high.
"Until culture changes and we become more European and moderate in our drinking, we may have to bite the bullet "And Adam Winstock, the Global Drug Survey's founder, The Guardian reports.
Think you're raising your nation's drinking average? The Drinks Meter app created by the Global Drug Survey offers anonymous, personalized feedback on your drinking.