3 thoughts on “The Not-So-Funny Side of YouTube Drinking Videos

  • March 4, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I first got drunk at 14 and by the time I was 16 was drinking too much at least once a week. I just thought this was normal behaviour for people my age… yes that statement sounds ridiculous to me also now! Luckily I met my now husband at 16 and was very surprised to hear he was a non drinker. It didn’t take long until I understood why he exhibited this abnormal teenage behaviour. His father was an alcoholic. When I got a taste of the abuse and misery he inflicted upon his family I suddenly found myself looking upon alcohol in a whole new light and soon gave up drinking myself. Also I realized that if you have to rely on getting high or drunk to find enjoyment from life, you don’t have much of a life. My father in law gave up the drink finally, due to ill health, but it was too little too late. He died a fairly early death just after his 62nd birthday.

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  • March 24, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    It’s always sad when the real facts aren’t readily available. Youtube isn’t the only source of the problem. Movies and TV also play a big role in making alcohol look glamorous. If people were generally viewing videos about the negative effects of alcohol, it probably wouldn’t be as much of a problem. Anyone who knows of someone who has died because of alcohol undestands the seriousness of it.

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