16 crore Indians consume alcohol: Survey


At the national level, about 14.6 per cent (16 crore) people (in the 10-75 age group) consume alcohol with Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa having the highest prevalence of liquor use, a recent government survey has found. After alcohol, cannabis and opioids are the next commonly-used substances in the country, the survey has found.

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