Of late mainly young women have been drinking too excess.
Just ask Emergency at St.Vincent's Hospital in Sydney,where they deal on a nightly basis with very badly hurt drunk people.A great deal being young women.
I have found that even the most tea-total girls, after having pressure from friends, have give in to now drinking big time.Not one or two, but multiple in
one given night.
They pass out on the street, urinate themselves and step out totally off their faces, onto the road.Only to get hit by a car.
'Why'? am I saying all this, well it would seem there is now NO Limit.
It would be nice to have it swing the other way, but given human nature.....?
I'm not too sure it will happen, sadly. :( Rules need to change,where people
can only have so many and it is stamped on a drink card.No card No drink.
Everyone has a different limit, but the recommendation is not to go over 2-3 units. I don't drink much, so I don't know what my personal limit is, as I have never had much more than a couple of sips over a month.
I know my limit now, but it took a few years to figure out. Ultimately it's one drink. One drink is enough. But that sounds so boring!
In our strong drinking culture I feel like such a nerd saying 'no thank you, I want to be able to read when I get home and then wake up nice and early tomorrow morning to have my morning coffee and not be fuzzy for the entire day'.
I feel like an even bigger nerd asking for mineral water but, to be quite honest, I get just as much out of mineral water as I do alcohol. I NEVER used to be like that, as a university student, newly moved out of home, 20 years ago I drank and drank, but I regret that now, I should have just eaten an apple or something.
When I was younger I would go out and drink pineapple juice in a fancy glass and everybody assumed I was drinking a cocktail. I danced and had a great time and went home sober. A bit older and I got into the drinking culture that my friends were in. Since having kids between being pregnant and breastfeeding for almost 8 years now I haven't bothered to have more than one drink at Christmas time. Last Christmas I ha one mouthful and realised I didn't like it at all, so I guess I now officially don't drink, just don't like not being level headed.