Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Honestly, yes people drink a lot in rural areas, I suppose everywhere, but I can only speak about Serbia. They get bloody drunk during weddings and other celebrations and yes they drink daily, (but most people not so much), cause where ever they go to visit they are served with "rakija" (plum brandy). And mostly man would get drunk. But...it is nothing comparing to this binge drinking that we can see here in Australia and there are a lot of young women that would get drunk to the point that they end up in ambulance or jail. It's pretty horrific (remember that photo that I posted?).
I am very sad to report that for new generation of young "villagers" in Serbia it's not alcohol abuse that is spreading...its drugs...and serious drugs like heroin etc. I am awed that even at those villages drugs are available at their door step and so many young people are using them. Where the hell it comes from is beyond my comprehension.  
by vbo on Thu Nov 15th, 2012 at 09:55:22 PM EST
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