I started smoking weed when I was about 13 or 14. I started hanging around with the wrong people, people that were older than me and started doing what they were doing. And then, after a while, I realized that I wasn’t hanging around the wrong crowd—I was the wrong crowd.
Alcohol is, for most, the fuel of the party. A nerve calming liquid to ease the stress of life. The go-to potion of weekend enjoyment. Whatever it may be to others, there are those who see alcohol as their entire life. Their only way of being normal is to drink, constantly. How does this habit affect them?
You may have heard that alcohol has some medicinal value, and at the same time you have probably heard how many people lose their lives to alcohol consumption .
The UK has possessed an extensive drinking culture for a very, very long time. All major cities have hundreds of bars, and alcohol is served in the majority of restaurants, as well as sold in supermarkets, corner shops and petrol stations.
Binge drinking is a problem throughout the year but when it comes to special occasions such as Christmas and New Year’s, alcohol consumption can go out the roof.
Alcohol is legal and it is a big part of most people’s social life, especially here in the UK where being able to “hold your drink” is considered a good thing. Most weekends don’t go by without at least one big night out.