Re: Headline - Schoolie vodka binge lands teen in hospital
- I blame the parents :o
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Toni Smith <tonimarie@...> wrote:
> do you really find this surprising? personally I don't especially
> the way drinking is portrayed in the media. and the other thing is
> something is banned it only makes it more attractive especially
> reasoning is just simply age.
> I have done a few stints of taxi driving the first of which started
> 99 and finished in 2001. all that time I was doing 80-100 hours a
> of night shift (e.g. mostly taking drunks home). the last one which
> 3 months late last year was way different to when I first drove.
> the first time yeah I would see a few going stupid but not like
> year. this time it was literally tearing up the footpath and then
> across the road without even a glance and there were at least 6 of
> sort of pedestrians hit and killed. I narrowly avoided one myself
> doing so almost put a passenger into the windscreen. no something
> didn't have before was the restrictions on how late you could get
> into the club so they are binge drinking harder than ever now. then
> places don't have anywhere for smokers that is not off premises so
> binge drinking just gets heavier and heavier. the younger ones are
> hearing about it and trying to emulate their slightly older peers
> can get into the clubs without the safety of the premises and
> and bar staff to say you have had to much or that is not a safe way
> consume alcohol.
> I have also worked behind bars and been unofficial security in a
> memorial club (read door person) and I can honestly say that the
> atmosphere even amongst the drinkers that are over age but still
> the mood has changed to drinking harder so that they can get as
> before they try to get to the next club before lock down......none
> these regulations work. they instead make the situation worse. so
> you stop them. fines don't work nor does making it illegal for them
> buy it. they just get someone else to buy it for them. this also
> compound the problem with some of them once they do reach an age
> they are allowed to drink. so how do you really stop it?
> it is a dilemma that regulation on regulation on regulation is not
> to help but would also removing all the regulations work either.
> current lot of eduction programs about drinking certainly aren't
> stopping them any more than the same sort of programs are slowing
> smoking or drugs.
> so what is the answer?
> I really don't think _*Anyone*_ in power has it
> wal wrote:
> > Dear Distillers,
> > You have been sent this article link by wal courtesy of smh.com.au
> > Personal Message: A "schoolie" is a final year high school
student celebrating the end of exams. A new Oz custom?
> > Schoolie vodka binge lands teen in hospital
> > November 22, 2007 - 1:55PM
> > To view the entire article, click on: