Story: Teenagers and youth

Binge drinking

Binge drinking

Students at the University of Otago drink beer from a bong – a funnel and pipe combination that uses gravity to force the beer into your stomach when you suck on it. Binge drinking, defined as having more than five drinks in one session, has been tolerated and even celebrated in New Zealand culture, but attitudes are changing as people become more aware of the social costs.

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Carl Walrond, 'Teenagers and youth - Teenagers and risk', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 February 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017