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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45807152

'Young people are turning their backs on alcohol, a new study has suggested.

Researchers looked at official health data from the last decade and found almost a third of 16 to 24-year-olds in 2015 said they didn't drink, compared with around one in five in 2005.

Non-drinking was found across a broad range of groups, suggesting it was becoming "more mainstream".

Binge drinking rates also decreased - from 27% in 2005 to 18% in 2015, based on Health Survey for England figures.'

Wow what a bunch of clean living young people the UK has now.

I bet they are all doing yoga and other healthy stuff.

Whats that, there might be another reason for the teetotal number going up rapidly. the So-Called BBC radio program didnt mention it.

 

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Just now, goldbug9999 said:

People are fucking skint, booze in pubs is outrageously expensive.

Allah be praised!!!!

Super market booze is a s cheap as fuck - bar those craft beers in fancy cans.

And there's always own label sherry....

 

 

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When I worked in the brewing industry the stats were getting that way. Trouble is there's been no research in religious proclivity and alcohol consumption by age that I know of.

You'd think the industry would be all over it, selling the message that it's religion at play and not young people becoming teetotal by choice. But I've not seen any study splitting it out. 

From memory I think there was a study a few years ago that looked at the causal factors in teetotalism for young people and there was mention that increased pressure to perform academically could be at play. But it was never followed up on. 

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5 minutes ago, OurDayWillCome said:

It’s a combo of enrichment and the rest opting for drugs, brought from enriched dealerz innit.

That was the prevailing theory c4/5 years ago yep. Legal highs were much more popular and easily available over the net 

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1 hour ago, goldbug9999 said:

People are fucking skint, booze in pubs is outrageously expensive.

This and young people take the path of least resistance and socialise via social media rather than meeting up the pub. Feel pretty lucky to have grown up in a time where you met up with your mates a few times a week at the local, met new people friends of friends etc. Nobody would have given a fuck about how many virtual friends or followers you had. Really got me out of my shell as I was quite shy.

By just dumping this technology on our young without thinking of the consequences we've really fucked a lot of them over.

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22 minutes ago, Thombleached said:

That was the prevailing theory c4/5 years ago yep. Legal highs were much more popular and easily available over the net 

I go with that.

The tone of the article is "and this is a very good thing" but there is this teenage desire to experiment with getting out of your head and when I was a teenager drink was readily available and there weren't any alternatives.  So we were all drinking; not particularly choosing alcohol but because of Hobson's choice.

These days the whole range of exotic pharmaceuticals is available to the spoddiest kid with no friends through the power of the internet; rather than through the kid from the dodgy family who knew a biker gang member.

The not drinking is probably going to be a bad news story in reality; I wonder what is the effect of doing Spice for several decades.

 

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8 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

I go with that.

The tone of the article is "and this is a very good thing" but there is this teenage desire to experiment with getting out of your head and when I was a teenager drink was readily available and there weren't any alternatives.  So we were all drinking; not particularly choosing alcohol but because of Hobson's choice.

These days the whole range of exotic pharmaceuticals is available to the spoddiest kid with no friends through the power of the internet; rather than through the kid from the dodgy family who knew a biker gang member.

The not drinking is probably going to be a bad news story in reality; I wonder what is the effect of doing Spice for several decades.

 

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For all the talk of drugs, sex, etc.

I'm of the opinion that we're entering a new puritanical age.  Not a religious sort, though -- at least not organised religion, more of a 'body is temple' thing -- but you might regard the consequences as being similar to the Methodist revivals in the 18th century (and later). 

The long term consequences of this are difficult to ascertain -- but might include things like the Millenials and later (in 20 years time) deciding to not offer 'NHS type' services for alcohol or drug related problems.  

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Perhaps it's the cultural shift in how sex happens these days. In the olden days you'd go out, have a drink and cop off with someone. These days apparently you can just slide left (or right? I don't know) and hook up for sex. No alcohol required.

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3 hours ago, gibbon said:

This and young people take the path of least resistance and socialise via social media rather than meeting up the pub. Feel pretty lucky to have grown up in a time where you met up with your mates a few times a week at the local, met new people friends of friends etc. Nobody would have given a fuck about how many virtual friends or followers you had. Really got me out of my shell as I was quite shy.

By just dumping this technology on our young without thinking of the consequences we've really fucked a lot of them over.

Online gaming for boys. Rather than playing pool in a pub they’ll meet up in a virtual group and chat while playing Fortnite (or similar). My kids would much rather get time on the x-box to play/chat with their friends than go see them.

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Well my chum's son certainly came back from the pub covered in vomit, and beer. He thinks he will be a mathematician like me. Unfortunatley he may be right.:Old:

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I don't know anyone that young, but I think that there might be a cultural shift, a kind of swing happening. Pendulum swinging to the other side.

Your average socialist/SJW type is a drinker/smoker, doesn't have a good job, tends not to have children. Perhaps the younger folk are seeing how these people end up by the time they're almost 40 and deciding they want no part of that.

I have a few peers who used to be big drinkers in their 20's but then went on a health kick in their early 30's. One in particular I can think of is not blessed with good looks but I ran into him for the first time in about 5 years and at 35 he's in the best shape of his life. He looked great.

On the other end of the spectrum I know a bloke in his late 30's, an arty type, who fell into a lifestyle of being a regular drinker. In the space of about 7 years he's gradually went from a skinny bloke to a bloated mess with very noticeable man boobs. Know another late 30's arty type who lives a similar life and who has bloated right up the last 3 years or so.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that for most people the heavy drinking lifestyle catches up with them by the time they hit 40.

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3 minutes ago, JoeDavola said:

I don't know anyone that young, but I think that there might be a cultural shift, a kind of swing happening. Pendulum swinging to the other side.

Your average socialist/SJW type is a drinker/smoker, doesn't have a good job, tends not to have children. Perhaps the younger folk are seeing how these people end up by the time they're almost 40 and deciding they want no part of that.

I have a few peers who used to be big drinkers in their 20's but then went on a health kick in their early 30's. One in particular I can think of is not blessed with good looks but I ran into him for the first time in about 5 years and at 35 he's in the best shape of his life. He looked great.

On the other end of the spectrum I know a bloke in his late 30's, an arty type, who fell into a lifestyle of being a regular drinker. In the space of about 7 years he's gradually went from a skinny bloke to a bloated mess with very noticeable man boobs. Know another late 30's arty type who lives a similar life and who has bloated right up the last 3 years or so.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that for most people the heavy drinking lifestyle catches up with them by the time they hit 40.

Or in my case, about 320.

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1 hour ago, sarahbell said:

Perhaps it's the cultural shift in how sex happens these days. In the olden days you'd go out, have a drink and cop off with someone. These days apparently you can just slide left (or right? I don't know) and hook up for sex. No alcohol required.

Only top tier men get to experience easy hook up sex via these apps. Other 90% go without. Someone did an informal study of 500 women and 500 blokes on Tinder. After one or two months 450 of the women said they got laid via it but only 50 blokes said they did. I'd imagine it was less than 50 in reality.

1 hour ago, Hail the Tripod said:

Online gaming for boys. Rather than playing pool in a pub they’ll meet up in a virtual group and chat while playing Fortnite (or similar). My kids would much rather get time on the x-box to play/chat with their friends than go see them.

I don't blame them. I don't play games but spent a month playing a Fortnite clone with my mates, was fun. Doesn't help with your social skills though.

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8 minutes ago, gibbon said:

Only top tier men get to experience easy hook up sex via these apps. Other 90% go without. Someone did an informal study of 500 women and 500 blokes on Tinder. After one or two months 450 of the women said they got laid via it but only 50 blokes said they did. I'd imagine it was less than 50 in reality.

Yeah, add a few to the women's count (anti slut defense), and subtract even more from the men's count.

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3 hours ago, dgul said:

For all the talk of drugs, sex, etc.

I'm of the opinion that we're entering a new puritanical age.  Not a religious sort, though -- at least not organised religion, more of a 'body is temple' thing -- but you might regard the consequences as being similar to the Methodist revivals in the 18th century (and later). 

The long term consequences of this are difficult to ascertain -- but might include things like the Millenials and later (in 20 years time) deciding to not offer 'NHS type' services for alcohol or drug related problems.  

You need to park up in my local asda car park for an hour, and watch the cake whales come feed.

Aint no temples down here yet.

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48 minutes ago, shindigger said:

You need to park up in my local asda car park for an hour, and watch the cake whales come feed.

Aint no temples down here yet.

I'd remind you that 'land whale' is now a body-beautiful type.  

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10 hours ago, sarahbell said:

 In the olden days you'd go out, have a drink and cop off with someone.

A distinctly female pov, this maybe happened to me about once a year. It was to be honest a fucking miserable time of my life although I did a really good job of pretending to be "having a laugh" while I was out socialising with the chads while they lined up fucks. In hind sigh I would have taken the stay in and surf the web option had it been available.

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