drink to excess


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The common drink of the Abyssins is beer and mead, which they drink to excess when they visit one another; nor can there be a greater offence against good manners than to let the guests go away sober: their liquor is always presented by a servant, who drinks first himself, and then gives the cup to the company, in the order of their quality.
If a college is given a $50,000 educational grant, it will be far more likely that it will actually reduce the number of women being assaulted on campus if it aimed at persuading women not to drink to excess than if it's aimed at telling men it's not nice to rape, argues Banzhaf.
It is unlikely to change the habits of those who enjoy a few pints down the pub or even those who do drink to excess.
It must be about what drives people to the point where the only escape is to drink to excess and to react against the society which has largely turned its back on them.
Sending him to prison at Newcastle Crown Court, Judge Roger Thorn QC told him: "You can't drink to excess then drive a car dangerously at speeds of up to 120mph, engage in a pursuit with police, fail to stop and not expect to go to custody.
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But the fact remains that it is a significant public health problem that many people do drink to excess.
He said Lewis' life changed when he started to drink to excess in his 50s and he lost everything.
NEWCASTLE: AHEAD of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Newcastle, health experts at NHS North East are encouraging people to not drink to excess.
London, July 2( ANI ): Teenage British girls are the biggest binge drinkers in the whole of Europe as more than half of 15-year-olds drink to excess at least once a month, according to a report by drawn up by UK's Department of Health.
Our figures suggest older consumers, whose habits are entrenched, are most likely to drink to excess.
SO everyone is wondering why our young people drink to excess.