Alcohol – Is drinking worldwide completely out of control?

Part 1: New generation
Youth binge drinking and the damage to their health

Alcohol is a drug that has been around for thousands of years – and enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people – but attitudes to how it is used are changing, particularly amongst the young.

In a major new series at the BBC World Service we investigate alcohol.

Part One: Young drinkers of Kenya and Great Britain

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Part Two: The Industry

The production of alcohol is a multi-billion dollar industry hungry for new markets.

One of the industry’s main targets are countries where most people don’t drink.

In the second part of the series, Nigel Wrench travels to India where drink is becoming part of an elite lifestyle.

As he hears there’s not only big money at stake, but cultural tradition too.

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