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Global Drug Survey 2014: Uk Has The Most Delusional Drinkers

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/global-drug-survey-2014-uk-has-the-most-delusional-drinkers-9259958.html

The UK has the most delusional drinkers, drug-takers and ‘reckless youths’ than any other country in the world, according to a survey.

One in three dependent drinkers in the UK thinks they consume less than the average amount – a figure that decreases to a quarter when considered globally. Worryingly, one third of people in the high-risk group did not realise that they were endangering themselves.

Worldwide, 45 per cent of people were unaware of their country’s drinking guidelines. But despite being the most deluded, drinkers in the UK are also amongst the most educated about limits - with 80 per cent being aware of national guidelines.

The results of the tenth annual Global Drug Survey, which questioned 80,000 people across the world, also showed that alcohol was the drug that caused the most people to be sent to A&E, with global percentages ranging from 1 to 0.7 per cent.

Meanwhile, young Britons came top in ‘recklessness’, with 1 in 3 people admitting to taking a “mystery white power” in the last year.

At least we are number one at something.

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It's not the young who are to blame, it is their parents (for voting the mainstreams into power), bankers and politicians.

For allowing 1 million EU people in to do the minimum wage jobs increasing British youth unemployment 1 million.

For making houses unaffordable due to deregulation of the banks, massive QE and bailing the banks out instead of

letting them go bankrupt.

For putting them into debt and selling them into slavery before they were even born.

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Bevvy and drugs are two things that keep people sane in this country.

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You only have to look at the posts in here every time there is an "alcohol is bad thread" to see that there is still significant amount of delusion about how bad alcohol can be for you.

Strangely the other great demon, smoking, has not fared so well. Amazing how social attitudes change really. My guess is it will be another 10 years or so before alcohol gets the same treatment. In the meantime we'll continue to get stuff like this :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26728867

Soundbites.

A 40% increase in liver disease deaths between 2001-2012.

A five fold increase in cirrohis of people aged 35-55 in the last decade.

Sobering stuff.

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Im not quite convinced this survey is Scientific given that it measured 80,000 people in 43 countries.

Hardly world wide, particularly when the take up is via certain publications in each country.

The sampling bias must be extraordinary.

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Bevvy and drugs are two things that keep people sane in this country.

The UK has given the World "Telitubbies, and "Mr Bean"! We should be proud of our achievements! :blink:

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