Alcohol and Canada

The FASD Prevention Conversation Project

Alcohol and Canada

Alcohol is the most abused drug in Canada. People are probably drinking less now than they did in the past, but alcoholism continues to be a significant issue for society and individuals. Binge drinking has become increasingly popular in recent years, and there is a real problem with underage drinking.


Drinking Culture in Canada

Drinking alcohol is a popular pastime in Canada. It is considered to be a beer drinking nation, because this beverage is consumed much more than wine or sprits. About 51 percent of money spent on alcohol goes on beer. Most people only ever drink socially. This means that they avoid binge drinking and rarely suffer from any negative consequences as a result of their intake. A social drinker has no problem giving up alcohol, and weeks can go by when they do not touch the stuff. For many of theseā€¦

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