During the holiday season, the ministry of health is reminding "Fuesboken", i.e. carnival-goers, to keep a handle on their drink.
Drinking can be dangerous and bad for your health: There are few who seem not to know this.
Especially during the carnival season however, not every reveller is acting rationally.
For this reason, the health ministry launched a new awareness campaign to coincide with the carnival period.
Under the slogan "Less alcohol, more fun. Not a pint too much!", Luxembourg's health ministry is appealing to young people in particular.
A European study showed that on average, minors have their first contact with alcohol at the young age of 16.
In Luxembourg, 41% of people drink alcohol during the week. The European average lies is only 30%.
Luxembourg's level of excess drinkers also lies above the European average. Here, 11% of residents binge-drink at least once per week. EU-wide, this percentage lies at only 5.5%.
Shockingly, over-consumption of alcohol constitutes the second most common cause for preventable deaths in the Grand Duchy.
Overindulging on a regular basis can lead to cardio-vascular problems, cancer and cirrhosis of the liver.
The health ministry has also set up a new app, which allows users to track their alcohol consumption.