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Old 09-09-2019, 03:41 PM
 
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Parents had a rule growing up. I was allowed to drink but afterwards I had to stay at home. I was a much more responsible drinker (still) than most of my friends as we turned legal drinking age.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:02 AM
 
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All those statistics about drinking in Europe are basically meaningless. There is a great divide between northern and southern European countries attitudes towards alcohol. Italians start drinking early but drunkness is considered bad whereas in the UK (for example) getting drunk and puking is considered part of being a young adult. They actually go to aboard on pub crawl tours.

The Italians are fed up with northern Europeans and Americans pub crawls in their cities.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:00 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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All those statistics about drinking in Europe are basically meaningless. There is a great divide between northern and southern European countries attitudes towards alcohol. Italians start drinking early but drunkness is considered bad whereas in the UK (for example) getting drunk and puking is considered part of being a young adult. They actually go to aboard on pub crawl tours.

The Italians are fed up with northern Europeans and Americans pub crawls in their cities.
This post frustrated me so much I shut down my computer and walked away. Now I'm back. If you bothered to open any of the links I posted, you'd see that it's not just northern Europe. In fact, one explicitly says that: "Heavy episodic drinking is widespread across all ages and all of Europe, and not only among young people or those from northern Europe."
WHO/Europe | Data and statistics

Of 15-16 year olds, the percentage of drinking in every western European country except Iceland is higher than the US', and Iceland is just 2 percentage points behind the US. Of the 15-16 year olds reporting being intoxicated in the last 30 days, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands (by 2%) and Sweden (by 1 percentage point) are lower than the US; the rest are higher. (No data for Iceland on drunkenness.)

That is simply another urban legend.
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Old Today, 07:38 PM
 
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HI went to high school with a kid who got drunk at a party hosted by another kids parents. The party involved college kids and high school kids graduation and teachers were even there. The parents had everyone hand over their keys when they arrived so they knew kids would be drinking and some were 21. Well one kid was 17 or 18 and he got a hold of keys, drove drunk, hit a tree and died. There were big lawsuits on those parents and I believe State laws were even put in place as a result. Something about hosts being responsible in these cases. It was bad. So no, I won’t be allowing drinking at my house.

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