Czech Republic has most teen drinkers in Europe

Teenagers in the Czech Republic drink more alcohol than in any other European country, according to a study. Based on data from 2011, the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs reports that four out of five Czech 16-years drank alcohol over a one month period, compared to the European average of 57%. Moreover, Czech teens were more likely to drink heavily compared with other countries, surpassed only by teenagers in Denmark and Malta. While experience with drugs, including marijuana, has dropped slightly, alcohol intoxication among teens has risen, with one fifth of teens saying they had been intoxicated three or more times in the last month compared to 14% in 1995.