Problem Drinking on the Rise in Iceland

Problem drinking is on the rise in Iceland, with 32% of men and 27% of women having consumed what is considered to dangerous amounts of alcohol in 2017, RÚV reports. These percentages are up two points from 2016. These findings were published in the most recent edition of Talnabrunnur, the newsletter published by the Directorate of Health.

The number of women aged 18 – 34 who drink to excess has increased around four percentage points, while the number of men aged 55 and older who engage in problem drinking has increased about three percentage points. The results show, however, that among individuals in other age groups, unhealthy drinking habits are decreasing.

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