Is the alcohol message all wrong?

And our erroneous beliefs provide the perfect excuse for anti-social behaviour. If alcohol "causes" bad behaviour, then you are not responsible for your bad behaviour. You can blame the booze - "it was the drink talking", "I was not myself" and so on.

But it is possible to change our drinking culture. Cultural shifts happen all the time, and there is extensive evidence […] to show that it doesn't take much to effect dramatic changes in how people behave when they drink.


These experiments show that even when people are very drunk […] they are perfectly capable of remaining in complete control of their behaviour - of behaving as though they were totally sober.

(Die Anthropologin Kate Fox bei der BBC)

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