Recently in an airport I noticed a group of young women heading off for a hen party and wearing tee-shirts with the slogan 'On it till I vomit'. They probably thought of it as just a joke but it does say something about the love affair that many people have with alcohol. So back to the three newspaper articles.
We cannot afford to ignore the warnings from doctors and other experts about the health problems and social problems associated with increased alcohol consumption. They are the people who see at first hand the damage caused by binge drinking and by regular excessive drinking and those problems are occurring in younger folk more than ever. It is not about being a spoil sport, it is about highlighting the physical harm caused by alcohol abuse, harm that is in many cases irreversible.