Alcohol Alcohol can affect mental and physical health, family life and other social relations. High levels of consumption lead to intoxication, with increased risk of injury and accidents. Les på norsk Public health report Public Health Report Updated 24.05.2019 Alcohol and other psychoactive substances On average, Norwegians consume almost 7 litres of pure alcohol per year, with men drinking twice as much as women. Cannabis is the most used illicit drug in Norway. Public Health Report Updated 09.12.2019 Substance use disorders Prevalence and development of alcohol dependency and other substance use disorders in Norway, as well as risk factors and consequences. Show more Indicators for non-communicable diseases Indicators for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Updated 22.11.2019 Total alcohol consumption per capita (Indicator 3) The indicator describes the following: Total recorded alcohol sales per capita (aged 15+) during one calendar year, in litres of pure alcohol. Indicators for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Updated 22.11.2019 Heavy episodic drinking (Indicator 4) The indicator describes the following: The proportion of adolescents and adults who engage in heavy episodic drinking. Indicators for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Updated 25.11.2019 Alcohol dependence (Indicator 5) The indicator describes the following: Alcohol related morbidity and mortality. Show more Projects Local councils’ oversight of the Alcohol Act Alcohol policy and public opinion Norwegian alcohol policy Alcohol drinking patterns among parents and long-term health and social consequences among their children Negative consequences of others’ use of alcohol See all Research findings Mental health problems combined with high alcohol intake increase risk of premature death 25.02.2020 Norwegian women drink least while pregnant, British women drink most 07.04.2017 Reports Systematic review Updated 05.12.2016 Effects of interventions to counter overserving, serving underage people, and alcohol-related harm/injuries linked to drinking venues Show more Related topics: Theme Drugs and addiction The Norwegian Institute of Public Health performs analysis of narcotics and medicines in biological samples and research into their effects and addiction mechanisms. Theme Smoking and tobacco Nicotine is an addictive substance found in cigarettes, snus and e-cigarettes. Cigarette smoke contains many harmful substances.