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Why do young people drink?

In the last few years, it has become almost normal for each young man’s departure, a birthday celebration or a passed exam to be filled with large amounts of alcohol. The trend of alcohol consumption among young people is on the rise, and this is indicated by numerous research in the world and in our country. According to the latest research by the European Commission, every fifth inhabitant of the European Union between the ages of 15 and 24 is drinking alcohol regularly and excessively.

  • Question of

    Children are beginning to develop awareness of alcohol since their early childhood by:

    • television
    • commercials
    • their families
    • your community
  • Question of

    The reasons why teenagers drink is different:

    • The most important reason is the imitation of adults.
    • They want to make it easier to make friends
    • Alcohol makes them feel older
    • Seeking new excitement.
    • Their friends do it.
    • They want to alleviate boredom.


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Written by Branka Drobnjak

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  1. I found that in my younger days most of them were not allowed to drink any alcohol of any kind. As soon as they were allowed or if they could do it against the law they downed alcohol like it was their last drink on planet earth.
    We used to have 6 O’clock closing in pubs in NZ a very long time ago. The guys would go and drink all they could. So many men they had to “Shout” to be heard so When someone “Shouts” for you, it means that they are paying your bill.

    I grew up with wine and alcohol so it was no big deal to me. We were only given a drop with water or lemonade and told we were not to guzzle it down. That we swirl it around our mouths to appreciate the taste.
    Hence I never liked drunken behaviour even as a young person.
    Just didn’t think it was necessary.

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