A doctor gave an interesting lecture on Monday. Rural Alcohol Consumption in Thailand At a conference held by the Addiction Research Center in Bangkok.
Athip Tan-Aree, M.D., Ph.D., Sri Thaniya Hospital, Nonthaburi, revealed the findings of the nationwide survey. Research It asked 84,000 Thai respondents about their drinking habits.
The survey found that 28% of respondents aged 15 and over had consumed alcohol in the past 12 months. The results showed that 9% of her from age 15 to her 19 had been drinking, even though the law prohibits the sale of alcohol to those under the age of 20.
Among adult drinkers, 43.8% said they drank at least once a week, 35.9% said they drank heavily, and 31.6% admitted to drinking and driving.
By region, the northern and northeastern provinces were home to far more heavy drinkers than central and southern Thailand.
Top 5 provinces in Thailand that drink the most alcohol
- Chiang Rai
Top 5 provinces in Thailand with the least alcohol consumption
- Phang Nga
The same survey was last conducted five years ago in 2017. Doctors say the five states with the least alcohol consumption haven’t changed since 2017.
Interestingly, the states with the most alcohol consumption have changed since 2017. Lampang moved from 1st to 22nd, Chanthaburi from 4th to 18th, and Sukhothai from his 5th to 17th.
Northern and Northeastern Thailand will have more heavy drinkers than Central and Southern Thailand in both 2017 and 2021.
Since 2008, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the Stop Drink Network Organization (SDN Thailand) have been conducting a campaign titled “Give Alcohol = Curse” (Give Alcohol = Curse).
The campaign suggests that giving alcohol as a gift is tantamount to casting a curse, as alcohol is responsible for many accidents and illnesses.
Thailand is notorious for traffic accidents and road fatalities. From December 29, 2021 to January 4, 2022, he found that 29.51% of his 2,707 traffic accidents recorded in just seven days were due to drunk driving. That’s what I mean. Traffic accidents always increase during holidays.