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Canadians Rank in the Top 10 Globally for Cocaine and Alcohol Use

The numbers don’t lie: Canadians party hard.

Perhaps a little too hard.

According to the aptly named Global Drug Survey, Canada ranks third in the world in drunkness. More specifically, Canadians are drunk 47 days of the year on average, or about once a week.

The most drunk country, meanwhile, is the United Kingdom, whose citizens are drunk 51 days of the year. Our belligerent neighbours to the South are the second-most drunk in the world, at 50 days. Must be something in the language.

Here’s how the top 10 looks for drunkenness:

  1. 1. United Kingdom
    2. United States
    3. Canada
    4. Australia
    5. Denmark
    6. India
    7. Republic of Ireland
    8. Mexico
    9. Czech Republic
    10. Finland

Perhaps more concerningly, the same survey determined that Canada is the world’s runner-up for cocaine use. Canadians average around 10 days of cocaine use a year, which is four more than the global average of 6 annual days on the nose beers.

To be fair, Canadians use cocaine with the same frequency as those in 11 other countries, so it’s more of a 12-way tie for second. Winning the race is Scotland, which 12 days of cocaine per year on average.

Take it easy out there, will ya?

Christian Nathler

Christian Nathler is a contributing writer at Notable Life.