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Old 08-14-2019, 04:54 PM
nearwildheaven is offline
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Originally Posted by Esprise Me View Post
It's tricky to judge the popularity of a drug over time by your own personal experiences and exposure. If I were going by what I've witnessed directly, I'd say binge drinking is on its way out. Fifteen years ago, it wasn't a Saturday night unless someone was puking. These days everyone has a beer or three and calls it a night without punching anyone on the way out. Of course, fifteen years ago I was twenty, which meant not only that I hung out with other twenty-year-olds, but I went to the kinds of parties twenty-year-olds got invited to and the kinds of bars that let twenty-year-olds in. I suspect the new crop of twenty-year-olds isn't any more responsible with alcohol than we were, but I actually don't know.
Fifteen years before that, I would have said the same thing.