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Is the future sloshed?

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According to a report by the WHO and the NIAA, the number of Indian teenagers consuming alcohol is increasing alarmingly. Culture change and insatiable need for booze are some of the reasons, but what is the solution?
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Delhi/Mumbai: The taboo around alcohol has come down significantly in India, especially in metro cities, where it has been accepted as a way of socialising, not only among adults but also among teenagers.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 30 per cent of India’s population consumes alcohol regularly. The percentage of under-15 boys who have not had alcohol has gone down from 44 per cent to 30 per cent and for girls it has decreased from 50 per cent to 31 per cent, reveals another study done by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Easy availability of liquor, access to alcohol at home, curiosity, peer pressure and its association with a certain kind of lifestyle have c
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