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Behind a heavy wooden door next to a Vilnius church, a couple of dozen Lithuanian men are talking about their alcohol dependence.The World Health Organization ranks Lithuanians as the world's heaviest drinkers.WHO estimates published in May pegged average annual consumption at 18.2 liters of pure alcohol per person in 2016, putting the small EU Baltic state ahead of Belarus, Moldova and Russia.WHO statistics from 2014 show that 16.7 percent of them abused alcohol or were dependent on it.Although Parliament raised the tax on alcohol in March, consumption did not fall in the eurozone state of nearly 3 million residents.There are only five state-run alcohol rehab centers across Lithuania.
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