Ladies/Gents. I've read some interesting posts in the 'NHS CRISIS' thread. And the one thing that keeps on being mentioned is the alcohol related A&E admissions, and the drain that this has on resources. So why do we Brits have such a 'problem' with alcohol when compared with the drinking culture of the other European countries. I am aware that until 10-15 years ago, we had quite draconian drinking laws in this country, and that pubs had to close at 11pm. Which was a law from WW1. However; since the relaxation of the drinking laws, and all of these years later, we haven't changed much IMHO. So is it now too late, and it's just permanently ingrained in to the british psyché to go out and get totally pisséd?