I don't think it's purely a teacher problem. I do think the UK has a skewed attitude towards alcohol, perhaps in the same way as towards obesity - ie where what's considered normal has shifted considerably over time. It seems to be nothing out of the ordinary to consume a bottle of wine in an evening, more at weekends or on nights out. When this is seen as normal it becomes a real issue I think in that people who drink to excess don't realise it's excessive because everyone else does it. Slightly off topic, I know we're talking more about health effects but I sometimes wonder how much of the NHS budget goes on treated alcohol related incidents in this country, especially weekend nights. Falling down or throwing up seem to be seen as part and parcel of a good night out by too many people. It ain't healthy.