Yes indeed but I did not establish a comparison, I just wanted to relate the lighter side of my experience. I understand that people could get me wrong ( I often get misunderstood because I say things as they come to my mind), so I now I'd like to say without ambiguity that I did NOT experience alcoholism though I witnessed it.Not the same thing. Some of our membership have had/witnessed struggles with addiction, & so it may rub them the wrong way to have it so misidentified. Not saying we can never speak in lighter tones of the subject*, but comparing a brief stint of binge drinking to actual alcoholism really isn't fair.
Besides I'd never seen so many drunk girls before going to Cardiff, though I come from a big city with lots of students. I remember walking in the streets downtown, girls and boys vomiting everywhere and thinking that there was definitely something different. And don't get me wrong : I'm not saying that France is better, if you could see the banks of the Garonne with dozens of guys that line up against the wall to piss... ew. All my blame are belong to them.