Fifty-nine percent of Britons aged between 18 and 24 drink alcohol just to get drunk and the practice is expected to rise during the football World Cup, a health information charity said.
The survey for the Developing Patient Partnerships (DPP) also found that 43 percent of 25 to 34-year-olds consume alcohol to get inebriated.
In total, 24 percent of all Britons share the same aim.
Just what is everybody else drinking for, then? I guess with real ale, wine and whisky it might be the taste. Or it might just be to accompany a meal.
What it seems to be is that someone has decided that there's a difference between social drinking and drinking to excess, but I would say, especially for the lower age groups, that it's difficult to seperate the two. Social pressures and expectations meaning that social drinking will always have an element of getting blathered because, well, that's where the fun is.