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Young men at greater risk for alcohol dependence

TT/The Local · 7 Sep 2009, 08:03

Published: 07 Sep 2009 08:03 GMT+02:00

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The number of alcohol-related injuries has also increased, reports Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.

“We are seeing several extremely troublesome developments,” said FHI's Nils Stenström, who was the main author of the forthcoming report on drug prevention that is to be submitted to the Swedish government.

Most evident is that an increasing number of young men between the ages of 20 and 29 drink so much that they run the risk of becoming dependent on alcohol. The risk level for the entire group increased significantly between 2004 and 2008.

Among men aged 20-24, those at risk increased from 9 to 13 percent. Among women aged 25-29, the number at risk increased from six to eight percent.

Only among women in the 20-24 age group was there a decrease, from 10 to 8 percent. In the population as a whole, seven percent had risky alcohol consumption habits, according to statistics from 2008.

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Acute alcohol-related injuries – such as alcohol poisoning, abuse, and drunk driving – have also increased.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:14 September 7, 2009 by peropaco
I guess the nanny state policy is innefective after all. Also since most swedes are intolerably boring and perfectly uninteresting when not sauced up; the only way they can brush-up on their none existing social skills is by boozing it.
02:19 September 8, 2009 by Farr
Sure Paco, and I can tell that you surely are a real barrel of monkeys to be around.

If you don't like it why don't you just pack up and split?

Hasta la vista! :)
08:55 September 8, 2009 by peropaco
Farr. Spot on. Total barrel of monkeys indeed. And yes, I am packing it and movign away ftom the brain dead Sweden to hang a bit with the Danes. They are by far much more fun. :-))))))). Bueno pelotudo, hasta la proxima..
17:21 September 9, 2009 by "green Swede"
PEROPACO,don't forget to take that chip with you,the one on your shoulder,i'm sure the danes will warm right up to that.
19:53 April 1, 2010 by suckfist
Oh, Paco,

You sound like random angry Hispanic #39,563,221.

Your everlasting negativism is why I love multiculturalism so dearly.

Sorry, Europe, this Paco's your problem.
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