Jun 1, 2006
Britain is third in a list of European binge-drinkers, while Ireland has been given the dubious honour of coming top.
A European Union (EU)-wide survey on alcohol consumption conducted by UK-based Institute of Alcohol Studies and funded by the European Commission found that British adults went on binges an average of 28 times a year.
That represents a drinking session once every 13 days, leaving Britain behind only the Irish and the Finns in the continent. The Italians, on the other hand, go bingeing four times less frequently than Britons.