Does UK Have The Highest Number Of 'Irresponsible Youths' In The World?

The 10th Annual Global Drug Survey says young Britons came top in 'recklessness'

The United Kingdom has been pronounced as the country with the highest number of delusional drinkers, drug-takers and 'reckless youths' than any other country in the world, according to a recent anonymous survey.

According to recent results from the 10th Annual Global Drug Survey, which questioned 80,000 people across the world, it showed that alcohol was the drug that caused most people to be sent to A&E, with global percentages ranging from 1 to 0.7 per cent.

Meanwhile, young Britons came top in 'recklessness', with 1 in 3 people admitting to taking a "mystery white power" in the last year. 20 per cent of the total admitting they had taken drugs one or two hours before work, while around a fifth of Britons said they had been hung-over at work.

Moreover, the survey claims one in three dependent drinkers in the UK thinks they consume less than the average amount – a figure that decreases to a quarter when considered globally. Worryingly, one third of people in the high-risk group did not realize that they were endangering themselves.

45 per cent of people worldwide were unaware of their country's drinking guidelines. But despite being the most deluded, UK’s drinkers are also amongst the most educated about limits - with 80 per cent being aware of national guidelines.

The study will be used to help people and communities reduce the harm associated with drug is by sharing its information.

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