Is Wine the Same as Pot or Cigarettes?

Posted on by Kris

Is Wine the Same as Pot or Cigarettes

This caught my attention…    

It really concerns me that it’s being taught in schools that wine is the same as illegal drugs and cigarettes.
My opinion has always been that if kids are educated (both in schools and at home) about moderate alcohol consumption, there is a lesser chance for binge drinking and alcoholism in later life.

Maybe this is due to me being born and raised in England, where you can order and legally consume wine or beer in a restaurant (with a meal) from the age of 16, and get into a club or pub and drink wine, beer or liquor from the age of 18. From what I’ve seen, it seems that in the U.S. everyone gets to age 21 and drinks themselves close to oblivion over the following years.
By age 21 and with my move to the U.S., I was completely over the idea of binge drinking (been there done that)! Maybe I was the exception and not the rule. However, I don’t believe that depicting alcohol as being on the same level as drugs is the right way to go about educating the young.

Now all of this doesn’t mean to imply that the U.K is the model country for alcohol consumption, I know for a fact that there is a big concern about binge drinking amongst young people across the pond. However if you really want to get into it, I blame the combination of awful weather and terrible way the country is run! English people are just drowning their sorrows, but that’s a whole other story…

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