A bath of alcohol per year: So addictive, the Germans are

Germany has, according to an analysis for the new Yearbook is an alcohol Addiction problem. According to the most recent calculations for 2017, drank German citizens per capita is around 131 liters of alcoholic beverages, and informed the German main office for addiction issues in Berlin on Wednesday. This corresponds to about a bathtub full of alcoholic beverages.

A particularly popular beer (around 101 liters per year) and wine (of 20.9 liters per year) and spirits (5.4 liters). However, tobacco, illegal drugs, prescription drugs and gambling research, keep Looking. An Overview:

7.8 Million Risk Drinkers

ALCOHOL: although the consumption, between 2016 and 2017 by approximately two percent, for researchers, there is no all-clear. “Alcohol drinking is considered to be totally normal,” said Christina Rummel, Deputy managing Director of the German centre for addiction issues. In a European comparison, the Federal Republic remain to a high-consumption country.

The have follow: 7.8 million German citizens between 18 and 64 years, according to Rummel-risk drinkers. Around 21.700 children and young people between 10 and 20 years, came in 2017 with alcohol poisoning to the hospital. In 2017, the alleged perpetrators were 231.300 crimes under the influence of alcohol. Almost 11 percent of all suspects. Addiction researchers call for less advertising of alcohol, higher prices and make a sale only to people of 18 years of age.

“Hipster effect” in the case of cigars

TOBACCO, Continue to smoke roughly a third of the German citizens. The consumption of cigarettes decline from 2017 to 2018, only to almost two percent, it says in the Yearbook. The sale of cigars and cigarillos increased by 6.5 percent, while pipe tobacco and fine-cut, there were almost three percent. This pipe, both to a classic pipe tobacco as well as tobacco for Shisha, explained Rummel.

Smoking under the fashion sun. Thus, the increase in cigars and cigarillos could be a “Hipster effect”. Of the amounts of the cannot be compared with cigarettes but at all. Almost 13.5 percent of all deaths have to do, according to addiction researchers with the consequences of Smoking.

1276 narcotic deaths in the past year

DRUGS: 1.2 to 1.5 million people according to the Yearbook, dependent on tranquilizers and sleeping pills, including especially the Elderly and women. Many of the resources could make. A further 300,000 to 400,000 people are considered to be dependent on other medicines.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: The most commonly used prohibited drug remains for young people and adults of Cannabis. In 2017, were around to ensure 7731 kilograms of marijuana, according to the Yearbook, almost 30 percent more than in the previous year. Also to the harder illegal drugs like Heroin, leave their traces. In the year 2018 1276 narcotic deaths were recorded – four more than in the previous year.

180,000 people are considered to be addicted to gambling

GAMBLING: It was in this year, the focus of addiction researchers. What is striking is the increasing sales in the legal German luck for you game-market – in spite of restrictive laws. 2017 was achieved according to the Yearbook, a turnover of 46.3 billion euros. The were roughly 10 million euros more than in 2012. The biggest money-bringer-in-of these were a 2017 slot machines with a share of about 58 per cent of the total market. About 180,000 people in Germany are considered to be addicted to gambling, more and 326,000 behaviour according to the Yearbook there is a Problem with your game.

Casino scratchcard and poker games in the Internet are forbidden in Germany, said Ilona death behind schnieder, Chairman of the trade Association gambling addiction. And played going to be advertised anyway. Addiction researchers and consultants prohibitions, and more luck advertising challenge game supervision. Because significantly more people than in the past sought the help of consultants.

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