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Re: Headline - Schoolie vodka binge lands teen in hospital

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  • bbornais
    I blame the parents :o ... with ... when ... when the ... in ... week ... was ... during ... last ... these ... and in ... they ... back ... most ... the ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 22, 2007
      I blame the parents :o



      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Toni Smith <tonimarie@...> wrote:
      >
      > do you really find this surprising? personally I don't especially
      with
      > the way drinking is portrayed in the media. and the other thing is
      when
      > something is banned it only makes it more attractive especially
      when the
      > reasoning is just simply age.
      >
      > I have done a few stints of taxi driving the first of which started
      in
      > 99 and finished in 2001. all that time I was doing 80-100 hours a
      week
      > of night shift (e.g. mostly taking drunks home). the last one which
      was
      > 3 months late last year was way different to when I first drove.
      during
      > the first time yeah I would see a few going stupid but not like
      last
      > 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
      these
      > sort of pedestrians hit and killed. I narrowly avoided one myself
      and in
      > doing so almost put a passenger into the windscreen. no something
      they
      > didn't have before was the restrictions on how late you could get
      back
      > into the club so they are binge drinking harder than ever now. then
      most
      > places don't have anywhere for smokers that is not off premises so
      the
      > binge drinking just gets heavier and heavier. the younger ones are
      > hearing about it and trying to emulate their slightly older peers
      that
      > can get into the clubs without the safety of the premises and
      security
      > and bar staff to say you have had to much or that is not a safe way
      to
      > 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
      young
      > the mood has changed to drinking harder so that they can get as
      much in
      > before they try to get to the next club before lock down......none
      of
      > these regulations work. they instead make the situation worse. so
      how do
      > you stop them. fines don't work nor does making it illegal for them
      to
      > buy it. they just get someone else to buy it for them. this also
      helps
      > compound the problem with some of them once they do reach an age
      where
      > they are allowed to drink. so how do you really stop it?
      >
      > it is a dilemma that regulation on regulation on regulation is not
      going
      > to help but would also removing all the regulations work either.
      and the
      > 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
      >
      > Toni
      >
      > 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:
      http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/11/22/1195321925530.html
      > >
      >
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