In the small town of Kohtla-Jarve, Maria Knjazeva reports on the increase of alcoholism among the "fairer" sex.Nothing can be uglier than the sight of a very drunk woman," said Evi Nurk, a psychiatrist at the state-run hospital Ahtme. Ahtme, located in the small town of Kohtla-Jarve in northeastern Estonia, specializes in alcoholism. "The number of alcoholics in the country has been increasing, and the proportion of women among them has been growing as well," said Nurk, a 24 year veteran of alcohol treatment.Estonia is considered the most successful market reformer in the former Soviet Unio...
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