Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada passed the law on introduction of compulsory
alcoholism treatment of the residents drinking to excess. This law also
envisages toughening of punishment for violence in the family.
to the law, alcohol addicted residents should be sent to the specialized
medical establishments for compulsory alcoholism treatment course.
to the statistics, 10% Ukrainians drinking alcohol become alcohol addicted. Over
the last 10 years, the number of people addicted to beer increased 10-12fold. The
total index of drinking alcohol beverages in Ukraine reached 12 liters
per person annually. Over 40 thousand people die of alcoholism in Ukraine each year.