Sobriety congress aims to help Poles cut down on drinking
PR dla Zagranicy
Alcohol consumption in Poland is twice as high as the world average and rising, according to Catholic church officials campaigning for sobriety.
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A three-day National Sobriety Congress begins at Warsaw’s Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University on Thursday, aiming to encourage Poles to cut back on drinking.
The meeting, under the aegis of Polish President Andrzej Duda, will be attended by addiction experts, parliamentarians, churchmen and sobriety campaigners.
The average Pole drinks more than 10 litres of alcohol a year, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.