Alcohol in Finland

Use of alcohol has increased considerably in Finland over the last four decades. According to the latest research alcohol use appears to be declining. This development should be supported.

One tenth of the population drinks almost half of all the alcohol consumed. Alcohol use has become commonplace in everyday life. Only a small part of the population does not drink at all. In the Finnish drinking culture there is the idea of drinking to get drunk

Did you know that

Reducing alcohol use has always health benefits, whether one

  • abstains
    from drinking,
  • drinks less often or
  • consumes smaller amounts of alcohol.