The Amount of Alcohol We Drink Has Skyrocketed

A new study says the total amount of alcohol people drink has increased exponentially over the last few decades.

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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.


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