The Finnish Intoxication Hannu Ruonavaara The Finns and drinking Finns get intoxicated mainly by drinking alcohol The use of illegal drugs is by no means inexistent but it is still much less important than the use of alcohol Though foreigers often think otherwise…
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… the Finns' use of alcohol is not in European comparison extremely high
(1) Big, "carnivalistic" holidays: First of May (Vappu), Midsummer Night (Juhannus), New Year's Eve
(2) Celebrations concerning some milestone in life: graduation, doctoral degree, anniversary, etc
2. The empty solidarity of the male drinking party
3. The cosmic loneliness of the drunken man