One Year Booze Free

Archive for the month “March, 2012”

Changing the UK to Minimize Binge Drinking

A while ago I wrote a post called, “Is there a cure for stupidity?”¬†that discussed an idea that could work well for curing binge drinking too. It outlined a world where coffee shops and stylish, well¬†kept community centres opened all night for groups to meet up and talk about their passions; play board games and cards; and drink their favourite beverages. Also, you could have open-house workshops (always big spaces) where you could take art lessons in things like woodwork or sculpture before relaxing with a coffee.

Today, I met a woman who inspired me to think a little bit more about this “it shouldn’t be all about the pubs at night” thought thread. Ant and I were sat in Churchill Square in Brighton enjoying the Spring sunshine and waiting for the shops to open. This young Chinese woman approached us, asking for information on the shops opening. When we said 10 or 11, she looked as if she didn’t understand. So I, of course repeated, using my fingers for 10 and 11. Read more…

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