Hungarian researchers have in recent decades shown an unsteady interest in risk behaviours. Alcohol consumption and drug use as social issues first appeared in the 1980s and the 1990s, respectively. They were defined as social problems and so were supposed to be controlled and managed by the state. After the 2000s research on alcohol and drug was neglected.

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Nevertheless, alcohol-attributable mortality continues to be one of the crucial issues leading to Hungary’s persistently poor mortality rates, with excessive alcohol and drug use being one of the most significant health risk factors. Recent years have seen a significant improvement in various health indicators, but the reasons behind have so far remained unrevealed. Read more >>>

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