Tuesday, May 18, 2010
How to cut Teen drinking by 50%
The focus should be on adults and not the teens.
You can bet your bottom dollar, those same teenagers that
were crying at their friend's funeral, will the following
week be at another party and instead of shouting "Stop, Stop
Stop" they will be chanting "Chug, Chug, Chug"
So how do you stop teenagers drinking themselves to death.
Well you cant, but you make it harder for them.
First off, if any teenager dies from over drinking the
adult who supplied them the booze should be arrested
Secondly any venue that allows underage drinking, has
to be closed down immediately.
Thirdly have a quiet word, with some sports stars, and tell
them it's not that funny or we aren't impressed that you
can make jokes about how drunk you get.
Fourth, don't try to make booze glamorous like the smoking
companies did with cigarettes in the 70's.
Every country has a booze culture, but it seems we here in
New Zealand its the main part of our culture, which goes
along way to explain, our high youth suicide rate, high
teen pregnancy rate and youth crime rate.
You wont rid yourself of teen drinking, but you can
cut the rates of it.
Here's hoping politicians will do the right thing.
Time will tell.