Alcohol: Ghanaians Drink Alcohol A Lot?
A 365 Words Research Story Finds Out Which Countries Drink Alcohol A Lot.
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According to the World Health Organization’s [WHO] global status report on alcohol and health 2014, world wide per capita consumption [APC] for those over the age of 15 years was 6.2 litres of pure alcohol every year.
Whiles in Canada it was 10.2 litres, Ghana recorded between 2.5-4.9 liters. Do Ghanaians drink alcohol a lot?
To find out which five countries tops the table of APC in the world, let’s join Stephen A.Quaye, a freelance based in Toronto-Canada who has filed this report.
ALCOHOL QUAYE 
The rate at which young boys and girls are drinking hard liquor in Ghana these days is so worrying.
Not a single day passes by without seeing the majority of the country’s youth congregating at bars and grills in the evening to drink litres of hard liquor alcohol.
No wonder a selfy of some students drinking alcohol at a particular bar which was posted on social media went viral quiet recently.
The severe nature of the situation has made some academicians, clergy, opinion leaders and some well respected persons to raise concern about it.
Indeed it is making all to ask whether we are safe loosing the majority of the country’s youth to drinking of hard liquor.
Surprised some boys and girls took shots of themselves drinking alcohol in school uniform and posted it on a social media?
ALCOHOL QUAYE 
No you shouldn’t be surprised but rather be worried that the country’s future leaders are now being lost to drinking of hard liquor.
According to the World Health Organization’s [WHO] global status report on alcohol and health 2014, world wide alcohol per capita consumption [APC] for those over the age of 15 is 6.2 litres of pure alcohol every year.
In Canada, the figure is 10.2. Per cent whiles Ghana is between 2.5-4.9 litres of pure alcohol every year.
The WHO global status report on alcohol and health 2014 revealed that , 99.3 percent of alcohol drunk in Haiti was spirits the highest of any country and 75.9 per cent of alcohol drunk in East Timor was wine, the highest of any country.
It further revealed that, hundred  percent of alcohol drunk in Yemen and Bhutan was beer, the highest of any country while 61.7 per cent of the global population of 15 years and above had not drunk alcohol in a year before.
For the top five countries with the highest APC, Belarus was first with 17.5 per cent, followed by Moldova with 16.8 percent, Lithuania 15.4 per cent, Russia 15.1 percent and Romania with 14.4 percent.
Those countries topped the table of [APC] among men and women.
SOURCES: GHANA MEDIA WORLD.
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