Just a thing I forgot to mention, it's a big problem in Slovenia - people drink too much alcohol, like second most in EU, and it's somehow socially accepted, it makes me sad, seems like every family has AT LEAST one alcoholic. An alcoholic here is someone who drinks bottles of alcoholic drinks every day. If I counted all people who drink more than 12 units per week, I wouldn't get very far :-/
oSOunds like most young people in Australia on the weekend. So many of them go out and get "smashed" (drunk) on Friday and Saturday nights. It's actually a bit "youth culture" here and I wish they would not do it so much because they are hurting themselves and putting themselves at risk. I mean I'm not against anyone going out and having a few drinks, but when you are drinking 5 beers and 5 shots of something else in one night every weekend that is not good for you. Personally, I very rarely drink. I hate the taste of beer and wine so if I do drink it's usually vodka and raspberry or baileys & milk, but to be honest I don't even remember the last time I had an alcoholic drink, and I don;t need it to have a good time - and that I am glad for.
Should we start a new thread for our chat? Where should we start it?
Young people here do the same. Drinking before the age of 18 is illegal but that law might as well not exist. The problem is that they will grow older, have children, spouses... Some of them will pass that stage is their life, but drinking excessively biweekly is a form of alcoholism to me. I might change my opinion someday - I have never been drunk (it's illegal, I'm a little paranoid and I don't feel "mature" enough). I have alcoholics in my family (they don't drink - now) and it left a mark on me, from what I've seen - not just them but also friends - drinking does not appeal to me at all.
I have the privilege (ahem) to observe all kinds of alcoholics around me (I think they call them alfa, beta, gama, delta). Today I I was on a bus from school at 4pm- it was not even full, but 3 people were visibly under the influence. They looked miserable. I sometimes hear drunk people passing my window at night, alone, yelling things that don't make sense. They are loosing their dignity. Does that bring ANYTHING good in our society? Violence, broken families, car accidents... I think it outweights whatever money alcohol-producing companies get in a long run. Don't get me wrong, I don't care if people drink occasionally and responcibly, but a certain level of maturity IS needed here. My point is that it makes me sad
I had it all written, but in the meanwhile it logged me off, so I rewrote everything, I hope I did not miss something important this time. I also had a good question for you that would bring this to a more positive note but it condensated right out of my brain
And have good time in the US