Here Are The Drunkest Countries In The World [MAP]
Alcohol consumption varies widely across the globe, and the U.S. stacks up pretty well compared to some other countries.
As the below map by the World Health Organization shows, Russians and their neighbors drink more than almost everyone else in the world.
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Portugal, Grenada, and Andorra are also ranked in the highest category at more than 12.5 liters per person over the age of 15 in 2010.
Canadians drink more than Americans, keeping pace with most European countries.
Alcohol consumption in Russia is a major concern. A recent study found that the high number of early deaths in Russia could be attributed to people drinking too much. Commons causes of early deaths include liver disease, alcohol poisoning, and getting into accidents or fights while drunk.
Other countries near Russia, including Ukraine and Belarus, have similar levels of alcohol consumption.