BRANDs

Binge drinking isn’t ‘cool’ anymore

Young people today are drinking less than their parents did ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

We’re deep in the midst of the “silly season”, and for many of us that means drinking a lot of alcohol at long boozy Christmas lunches and New Year’s Eve parties.

It’s a time of year when young people particularly tend to “let loose”. Indeed getting blind drunk has been viewed as a rite of passage for many young people.

But something unexpected has happened over the last two decades.

Researchers tracking the drinking habits of young people from high-income countries have noticed they’re drinking significantly less than their parents’ generation did.

As sociologist Sarah J MacLean and her colleagues write, research with young people has identified four main reasons, including concerns about health and the curation of their online image.

Altogether these mean many young people don’t regard heavy intoxication as “cool” anymore.

Binge drinking isn't 'cool' anymore 1

Liam Petterson

Deputy Editor, Health + Medicine

Binge drinking isn't 'cool' anymore 2
Binge drinking isn't 'cool' anymore 3

Why are young people drinking less than their parents’ generation did?

Sarah J MacLean, La Trobe University; Amy Pennay, La Trobe University; Gabriel Caluzzi, La Trobe University; John Holmes, University of Sheffield; Jukka Törrönen, Stockholm University

Researchers have identified four main reasons young people in high-income countries are drinking less.

Binge drinking isn't 'cool' anymore 4

Step away from the table – why you keep eating when you’re full

Amanda Salis, The University of Western Australia

Ever eaten that last slice of pizza, even though you’ve had enough? Or polished off kids’ leftovers, despite already feeling full? Here’s what’s happening and how to fix it.

Binge drinking isn't 'cool' anymore 5

Convenience, comfort, cost and carbon: what’s the best way to travel, save money and cut emissions?

Ralph Sims, Massey University

Most people continue using their car because it’s convenient, but few consider the full cost of depreciation and maintenance. Carbon dioxide emissions rarely factor in people’s choice of transport.

Binge drinking isn't 'cool' anymore 6

From enormous tides to millions of shells, here are 6 unique beaches for your summer road trip

Hannah Power, University of Newcastle

Australia has thousands of beaches which differ greatly, from huge tides to high energy to recurring sinkholes.

Binge drinking isn't 'cool' anymore 7

Miracles and magic: the dual stories at the heart of Christmas

Robyn J. Whitaker

Two Christmas traditions – those around the birth of Jesus and Santa who brings gifts to all – contain strong elements of magic.

Binge drinking isn't 'cool' anymore 8

Drugs and the sun – your daily medications could put you at greater risk of sunburn

Nial Wheate, University of Sydney; Elise Schubert, University of Sydney; Lisa Kouladjian O'Donnell, University of Sydney

In Summer, you may need to be extra sun smart if you’re swallowing certain medications or putting them on your skin.

Education

Arts + Culture

  • 5 things to know about Mary, the mother of Jesus

    Philip C. Almond, The University of Queensland

    In the New Testament, there is nothing about Mary’s birth, death, appearance, or age. What we do know about the mother of Jesus is, in fact, quite surprising.

  • The sordid underbelly of Christmas past

    James A. T. Lancaster, The University of Queensland

    We tend to romanticise the Christmas season, that time of year when we gather with friends and family, feast and be merry. But for most of its history Christmas has been a time of sordid behaviour.

Business + Economy

  • Would Keynes have bought Bitcoin?

    John Hawkins, University of Canberra; Selwyn Cornish, Australian National University

    As a young investor, the founder of modern macroeconomics John Maynard Keynes might well have bought Bitcoin. The older Keynes would not have. It’s instructive to examine why.

  • Extraordinarily, the effects of the Spanish Inquisition linger to this day

    Jordi Vidal-Robert, University of Sydney; Hans-Joachim Voth, University of Zurich; Mauricio Drelichman, University of British Columbia

    Even now, 200 years on from the Spanish Inquisition, the locations affected appear to be poorer, less educated, and less trusting.

 

Featured jobs

Chief Digital Officer

— Canberra ACT, Australia

Director, University Research Office

— Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand

More Jobs
 
 
 
 
 
 

Featured Events & Courses

Politics with Michelle Grattan Podcast

— Australian Capital Territory, Australia — Politics with Michelle Grattan

Pandemic Politics

— UNSW Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, 2052, Australia — UNSW

Australia's Turning Point

— UNSW Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, 2052, Australia — UNSW

More events & courses
 

​Contact us here to list your job, or here to list your event or course.

For sponsorship opportunities, email us here

 
 
 
 

Binge drinking isn't 'cool' anymore 18

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Bạn đang dùng trình duyệt chặn quảng cáo. Bạn cần tắt chặn quảng cáo để xem nội dung website. Cảm ơn. You are using an ad-blocking browser. You need to turn off ad blocking to view website content. Thanks.