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BBC survey finds Alcohol problem rife among British Punjabis

Customer’s hand holding whiskey shot and bartender’s hand holding empty shot glass

By: Sarwar Alam

Britain’s Punjabi community is facing alcohol problem with 27 per cent of Sikhs in the UK having someone in their family addicted to liquor, according to a survey. The British binge drinking attitude combined with a culture of drinking in Punjab is believed to have created this community-specific issue, said the survey, commissioned by the BBC to investigate attitudes to alcohol among British Sikhs. The survey in which over 1,000 British Sikhs participated noted that the problem is made worse because British Punjabis often dismiss the notion of seeking help for alcohol addiction due to a culture of shame. “Its…

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