A group of men lie on the street drunk after a night out drinking in Xian, Shaanxi province, China. One in 12 men in China is a problem drinker, a study has found. Photo: AFP

Problem drinkers in China: mostly men, usually poor, often stressed out, new study finds

  • Alcohol dependence in China is becoming a significant national health problem, as in the West, says co-author of research published in the journal Addiction
  • Problem drinking defined as drinking in the morning, being incapacitated by drink, unable to avoid drinking, having the shakes, and feeling bad after drinking
Topic |   Wellness
A group of men lie on the street drunk after a night out drinking in Xian, Shaanxi province, China. One in 12 men in China is a problem drinker, a study has found. Photo: AFP
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