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“The girls slumped in wheelchairs look barely conscious, their blond heads lolling above the plastic vomit bags tied like bibs around their necks.” Is what is written in an article published by National Post.

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The article brings up the topic of binge drinking in Britain, which has according to experts, reached crisis
levels.

Binge drinking is the practice of consuming an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time. This dilemma is costing the National Health Service US$4.4 billion a year and liver disease is on the rise,
increasing by 25 per cent in the last decade. It’s not only the cost of longer-term health problems but also the cost of hospital admissions related to violence caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

These violent acts and displays of extreme drunkenness are shocking to foreigners. Young people in Britain have lost track of their health, which is why professionals are seeing more patients in their late-20s to mid-30s with liver problems.

According to research, young British women were found to binge drink more than teenage boys. A study found that girls may be particularly susceptible to alcohol advertising, which might be one of the
reasons.