The issue of underage drinking has been very worrisome for many people. There have been many campaigns and norms put in place to ensure that underage drinking can be curbed. But that has not stopped a teenager to consume alcohol. Now a study has come up with some insights into that matter by stating that the biggest reason for a surge in underage drinking in Britain is online alcohol retailers.
There is a growing ease by which young people can buy alcohol at these online stores, which has led to a rise in binge drinking among the teenagers. Although government has taken proper step by cracking a whip on retailers that allowed illegal purchase of alcohol, there has been a shift in the way underage drinkers are getting hold of booze.
Now most of the booze that is procured by underage people is through these online retails as it allowed the underage people to evade the strict alcohol policies laid down by the authorities. The reports also highlighted the fact that several unnamed websites were selling alcohol, in which age checks were virtually non-existent.
This is a very worrisome situation as it nullifies all the efforts done by authorities to curb underage drinking.