|Youngsters drink in Bui Vien Street, HCM City. A survey conducted by psychologists in HCM City has indicated that over 40 percent of the city's youngsters show signs of alcohol addiction. — Photo tuoitre.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — A survey conducted by psychologists in HCM City has indicated that over 40 percent of the city's youngsters show signs of alcohol addiction.
Among them, 4.6 percent were found to suffer from serious addiction. They cannot stop using alcohol and become irascible when no alcohol is available.
Up to 60 percent of 670 respondents said that they have drunk alcohol for at least four years, while 26 percent said they drink alcohol at least three times a week.
According to Dr Huynh Thanh Hien of the HCM City Psychiatric Hospital, people are considered as alcohol addicts if they drink at least three times a week with a volume of 50ml of pure alcohol.
Alcohol addiction can lead to anxiety disorder, sexual dysfunction, depression, and antisocial personality, he stated. — VNS