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Underage Drinking Leads To Heavier Drinking Later
2012-10-19 14:54:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Drinking alcohol at a younger age can lead to drinking more and stronger alcohol, as well as a risk of developing an addiction. Researchers published a study in The Spanish Journal of Psychology that looked at the behaviors of young people who drink. The scientists gathered data from 6,009 young people between the ages of 14 and 25, from 2007 to 2009, and in three Spanish cities. "The general tendency is to think that...

2006-03-18 08:20:27

By Raquel Castillo MADRID (Reuters) - Mass street drinking sessions fueled clashes between Spanish youths and riot police early on Saturday, leaving 80 people injured and 70 arrested in Barcelona and Salamanca, police said. Tens of thousands of young people gathered in cities around Spain on Friday night in an attempt to hold the biggest street drinking session or "botellon" ("big bottle"). In the southern city of Granada, police said 25,000 people joined the botellon. The most...

2006-03-18 06:14:02

MADRID (Reuters) - A mass street drinking session by Spanish youths turned into a riot in Barcelona early on Saturday and 68 people were injured and 54 arrested in clashes between youths and riot police, police said. Another 12 people were hurt and 16 arrested in clashes between police and street drinkers in the historic city of Salamanca, 180 kms (110 miles) northwest of Madrid, state radio said. Tens of thousands of young people congregated in cities around Spain on Friday night...

2006-03-17 16:55:00

MADRID (Reuters) - Thousands of teenagers and students swarmed onto Spanish streets on Friday for mass drinking sessions, defying legislation introduced to stop the binges known as "botellones." Police in the southern Spanish city of Granada said up to 25,000 people had gathered, causing the closure of a major road. "We've never seen anything like this in Granada," a police spokesman told Reuters. "There's no doubt this is the biggest botellon in Spain ... there must be 20,000 to 25,000...