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[Alcohol Action Ireland] How much are we really drinking? (05 Mar 2015)

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What is our current level of per capita alcohol consumption?
Our current level of alcohol consumption, based on 2014 figures, is 11 litres. If you exclude the 20% of the population aged 15+ who do not drink alcohol, our per capita alcohol consumption rises to 13.75 litres of pure alcohol for every Irish person aged 15 and over.

The increase in alcohol consumption in Ireland 2014 was particularly notable in the wine (+6.9%) and beer (+4.2%) categories. This increase in our alcohol consumption also happened despite a 5% decrease in the population of the heavy drinking 20 to 29-year-old age group between 2013 and 2014, according to CSO figures......

Item Type:News
Source:Alcohol Action Ireland
Date:5 March 2015
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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