It seems as if many of the social trends that appear in this country have a precident in England. This is particularly sad because it seems that in this land, the home of the free and the land of the brave that there ought to be more to live for than repetative week-ends of bing drinking.
In this down better known as the home of the University of Florida it is a reality. But no one seems to know of the long term affects of binge drinking.
“…Binge drinking has reached crisis levels in Britain, health experts say, costing the cash-strapped National Health Service 2.7 billion pounds (US$4.4 billion) a year, including the cost of hospital admissions related to booze-fueled violence and longer-term health problems. Unlike all other major health threats, liver disease is on the rise in Britain, increasing by 25 percent in the last decade and causing a record level of deaths, according to recent government figures….”
Then there is the drunk patrol in England “…..The girls slumped in wheelchairs look barely conscious, their blond heads lolling above the plastic vomit bags tied like bibs around their necks.
It’s an hour to midnight on Friday, and the two girls, who look no older than 18, are being wheeled from an ambulance to a clinic set up discreetly in a dark alley in London’s Soho entertainment district.
They’re the first of many to be picked up on this night by the ambulance, known as a “booze bus,” and carried to the clinic — both government services dedicated to keeping drunk people out of trouble, and out of emergency rooms…”
Makes ya wonder just how far away we are from such solutions in Alachua much less the entire state of Florida? Britain bedeviled by binge drinking increase