Does it refer to you as an individual? You and your group of friends? The designated driver? All the above?
I decided to do some reading before writing this, to see what perspectives and approaches are out there about this. When i typed ‘responsible drinking’ into google, i came up with
To me, four of those websites are as futile as trying to explain to a baby why they should stop crying in a restaurant.
Assuming that i am the target audience, newly legal teenager, can now buy alcohol, drive a car, being ‘cool’ still matters, and this is the motto
i would never visit those sites, unless i were doing a school project.
The second site however, was headed in the right direction. I like the definition as it is simple and people of all ages can relate to making bad decisions while under the influence of alcohol.
However, when you read the article, it talks about drinking moderately and ‘knowing your limit’ if you are driving. This, in my opinion, is complete and utter nonsense and the worst advice i hear often given.
Everybody has their own opinion as to what level of intoxication they can drive in. Even when some are completely past the ‘legal limit’ they insist they can ‘handle it’.
‘My car knows its own way home!’
Worst piece of advice! and when you see someone advising their friend as such, you walk up to them and say,
So what i’m saying is, as a designated driver, there is NO SUCH THING as responsible drinking [unless it’s a fanta] and your life costs more than a taxi ride home.
to be continued…