Alcohol consumption is an essential part of our culture. In fact, we rank second in the world for beer drinking.
The pandemic has even increased consumption: Now people are also drinking heavily at home.
The dangers are well known. One in four Austrians even drinks to an alarming extent.
But: The quantities are played down, people are proud of their drinking habits, and non-drinkers have to justify themselves.
Lisa Gadenstätter sets out on a special mission in this dok1: equipped with a specially built laboratory, Austrians are asked to take a voluntary liver test with instant results. Who dares to look their liver values in the eye? The presenter measures the importance of alcohol for Austrians, takes stock of Austria's gains and losses in connection with our drinking culture and talks to celebrities about a life without alcohol.