A new study says the total amount of alcohol people drink has increased exponentially over the last few decades.
In the past 27 years, the amount of alcohol consumed globally has increased by 70%. The study, published by The Lancet, says the average person drank about 1.7 gallons of pure alcohol in 2017, averaging to about one drink a day. Considering many don’t drink at all, that means there are plenty of others making up for them in that average.
It’s projected that by 2030, a quarter of adults will binge drink at least once a month.