I know it is treated differently around the world. In some places it is just something to wash down the meal such as a light wine, in others it is a party drink used to loosen up, and in others it is a business and social custom used to specifically socialize in distinct ways.
In some places getting drunk is frowned upon while in others it is considered the norm as well.
How is it treated in your country? Are there appropriate times to drink alcohol? Inappropriate times? And what does drinking in excess entail, will you receive public scrutiny, or is it just forgiven?
Most Helpful Girl
I can't speak for all of USA, but, in my town, drinking alcohol is used as a pain killer. People drink to forget. Sometimes, it's just to have fun.
Appropriate times: Family events, parties, and evenings/nights at the bar.
Excessive drinking? Unless you're lucky, it's likely you will get pulled over for drunk driving, and given a DUI. My mother has two. If your family is concerned, they'll try to get you help to stop drinking.
I could probably tell you more but I don't really feel like it. My mother's a bartender, so I've learned some things here and there.0
Most Helpful Guy
It is drank to excess here and we have a very unhealthy relationship with it.
It's almost seen as an achievement amongst many young people to get as smashed as they can, town centres every weekend are filled with vomit on the pavements and piss/blood splattered walls, fighting, police and ambulances.
I wish I was joking but im not.
Im from the UK1