Monday, December 8, 2008

A Fifth of Finnish Young Men are Problem Drinkers

Some twenty percent of men below the age of 35 have at some point struggled with alcohol-related problems, such as work absenteeism, relationship woes and addiction, reports Helsingin Sanomat. Young men who drink heavily in their 20s usually tend to lower their consumption as they get older. However some men don't cut back on drinks with age.

http://www.yle.fi/news/id109627.html

1 comment:

Kenny said...

It's a huge problem with us over here as well; it's a cultural thing I think, you can be a practicing alcoholic and you just won't stand out. So nothing's said about your behaviour until it's too late.

Happily, that's not always the case. Sometimes a family member will sit you down and tell you the facts of life. And sometimes people do stop drinking when they get a bit older. I know.

The Frozen North