New plan unveiled to combat alcoholism

Czech doctors on Wednesday unveiled a new plan to combat alcoholism in the country. The National Action Plan, as proposed by the Association for Addictive Diseases, should increase public awareness of the issue, and make more people with drinking problems undergo treatment, the head of the association, Petr Popov, said. One of the new strategies should curb people’s consumption of alcohol rather than make them give it up for good. The Czech Republic ranks among the countries with the highest consumption of alcohol in the world, with each Czech over 15 years of age annually consuming nearly 17 litres of pure alcohol.

Author: Jan Richter