Confessions of a Binge Drinker :
"If, as the CDC suggests in a new report, binge drinking leads to violence, spread of sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy, and risky behavior, then why am I doing just fine?" [more inside]
The House of Commons Health Committee recommends (report
) that England should introduce a minimum price for alcohol
Unsurprisingly, the British Medical Association agrees, saying
that the country needs "minimum pricing, higher taxation, reduced availability, improved regulation and better treatment for patients who have alcohol addiction problems
" while the alcohol industry does not
." So, what is the worth of a pint
? [more inside]
Europeans Get Drunk to Have Sex.
The UK has one of the worst reputations for binge drinking and underage sex but there are striking similarities between countries, a study found. A third of 16 to 35-year-old men and 23% of women questioned said they drank to increase their chance of sex. The study - of 1,341 young people in nine countries including the UK - is published in BMC Public Health
. PDF available here
. [more inside]
Britain's Pubs to Entertain Longer Hours? Tony Blair Says Yes!
In an effort to curb binge drinking and overall ruddy behavior after closing times at 11pm, Parliament has it before them to allow for extended bar hours, rather than fixed open and closing hours. Communities would have some sort of say in which pubs would be able to have which hours, probably based on distance to residential areas, etc. CAMRA
, the Campaign for Real Ale was one of the formal organizations backing this plan. Open All Hours?
is a group opposing the plan. Check it out!
minds want to know! sure, the photo is straight from the tabloids
, but it does bring up a few questions...... the bushwatch
site has more
along the same lines(not more photos).
Darwin gets another one.
And the average intelligence of the human race rises slightly.