it is obvious that binge drinking can provoke the development of alcoholism in teenagers, as they grow older. This means that teenage start consuming alcohol at the early age. Naturally, they grow accustomed to alcohol consumption, while binge drinking increases the dependence of teenagers on alcohol that may lead to the development of alcoholism in late adolescence and adulthood.
Costs of binge drinking
Along with the negative impact of binge drinking on health, it is possible to trace extremely negative impact of binge drinking on the national economy. At this point, it is possible to refer to the fact that the annual cost to employers is estimated to be £6.4 billion while the cost to the NHS is in the region of £1.7bn (Binge Drinking Costing Billions, 3). This means that employers lose billions of GBP because of binge drinking of their employees. Obviously, employees vulnerable to binge drinking cannot always perform their functions properly. Even when they are at work, there performance deteriorates consistently under the impact of binge drinking. In fact, even when they do not consume alcohol, their performance may remain low. Therefore, such employees become ineffective and affect consistently the organizational performance. As a result, employers lose revenues as well as lose possible profits because of binge drinking of their employees.
At this point, employers grow more and more concerned with the growth of binge drinking among employees. The following graph shows that many individuals exceed the consumption of alcohol more than twice than recommended daily limit:
Furthermore, another problem associated with binge drinking is the growing crime rate. What is meant here is the fact that alcohol is one of the causes of crimes. At any rate, alcohol consumption increases the risk of anti-social behavior of individuals. In this respect, it is possible to refer to the police report which reveals the fact that the better pub management has helped cut alcohol-related crime and disorder inside Cardiff’s pubs and clubs, from 2,442 incidents in 2006 to 1,552 in 2008 (Whalen, 26). Therefore, the development of effective pub management can help to prevent alcohol-related crimes. On the other hand, the report reveals the fact that alcohol consumption increases the risk of the commitment of crimes. At this point, it is important to place emphasis on the fact that the price of alcohol units is very important because it discourages consumers from purchasing large amount of alcohol.