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By drunk under 18 teenager - / Tuesday 19 August 2014 13:37 / Morocco
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I lived in Morocco for a few months last year and you have to be 16 to buy alcohol, but as far as I was made aware there is no distinguishable minimum age for drinking it.

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#49... you said you first passed out at 9... but it's ok cause you know your limits? Hmm...

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I've never drunk underage (or at all actually I tried a swig of Miller once but I ended up spitting it out) and there is a reason that law is there. Under the age of 21 or so the human brain is still under development. You then drink alcohol which has a direct and heavy effect on the perception and inhibitions of the brain. This CAN have negative effects on growth of the brain. The law isn't there because stick in the mud politicians put it there, its for your own freaking health.

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still stupid to get drunk at that age. The reason other countries have laws is because of the immaturity of children (1-20ish). Honestly, I think 21 is too low for most people lol. Age isnt a good way to determine things, but science cant judge someones maturity so it's the best we can do right now without making it require a drinking license like driving a car. Though that test should be harder too....seeing how many idiots are on the road.

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#98 well i didnt know what would've happened to me if i drink couple of wine glasses back then. But after that to this day I've never passed out nor puked :P.. I admit drinking is not essential to have fun but to those people who think it is, to those whom I said have limits so others won't have to drag them home nor he has to be embarrassed infront of others to let them drag him home or do something stupid in public. that's the win win I suggested..

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I wouldn't say it's preaching. OP has every right to do what he wants. It's on him to suffer the consequences if he's being stupid about it. #4 is merely stating that she was able to have a fun life without drinking alcohol. She's not telling OP he shouldn't do it, but that he accepts the risks involved with underage drinking.

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Then why do different countries have different age limits? In some countries you can be 12 and order a beer. USA is 21, most of Canada is 19 and some Provinces are actually 18. I've been drinking since I was 17, it doesn't make me an outlaw or an idiot. Ya I went to a lot of parties but it never stopped me from succeeding career and smarts wise.

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Wow that got off topic really fast. Can we all rewind a bit and laugh a little that op whispered sweet nothings to a wallet?

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I find it odd that you jump straight to "conspiracy theorist." I'll just make a counterpoint #42. Why is America, a country with some of the strictest drinking laws, always at the top of the list when it comes to alcohol related incidents. ARI's aren't near as much of an issue in countries where the drinking age is 16. Sure you can say it's cultural or societal more than about just the law, but the point still remains. PS "Cthulhu made me do it." Or to be more on topic an

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Which is exactly why it's been legal for centuries if not eons in other parts of the western world besides the US #42. (This turned into more of a rant than I meant for it to be) Alcohol only damages the brain to the extent it damages the rest of the body (except the liver). By oxygen deprivation. The idea that alcohol kills your brain cells is a myth. It doesn't kill them. It just takes away the oxygen temporarily. Effectively shutting them off temporarily. If you keep them shut off by long

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I've always wondered why tobacco products aren't illegal when it's a known killer. It makes company, but so would pot, which doesn't kill people slowly.

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The problem with drinking isn't the alcohol itself, it's that the majority of people abuse it and use it to get drunk, which unfortunately affects their thinking and they do stupid things they wouldn't do sober. The fact is that alcohol does affect how people think when they are drunk and they make bad decisions they wouldn't normally make. And to make matters worse, most then blame their actions on the alcohol as if they are no longer responsible for the stupid decisions they made while drunk.

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I did a study on this at school and in most countries, governments rake in a massive profit from tax and the general purchase of cigarettes so they just don't want to criminalize it because they'd lose hundreds of dollars

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Alcohol is 100% toxic to the human body. The only reason you live through it is these little things in cells called peroxisomes. Using complicated chemical rxns that i wont explain they turn alcohol into water. When a person drinks more alcohol than the peroxisomes can handle the cells start to die off. When this happens in brain cells it impares the brain's ability to function correctly and can cause brain damage or death. So yeah drinking alcohol is bad, but i have done it myself and dont cond

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#69 I gave your comment a thumbs down; not because you disagree with me (you have a right to your own opinion after all) but because you need to think about what you're saying, and then check the statistics (and if you really think I'm just laying blame read a history book), and then re-read my comment. I disagree with alcohol abuse as much as you do. I said as much in my comment. Drinking alcohol for it's intended use however is not abuse. Using alcohol as an excuse for stupidity is not accept

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Just want to add another something to these comments. Most of us commenting are from the USA, so we don't understand how law works in different places. I was (un)lucky enough to see it in many countries in the military and have since traveled to other places. Most countries don't even enforce their drinking under the age laws unless someone is causing issues. They almost run on an honor system where until your behavior has caused people to question your age you are allowed to drink.

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93 the original use of alcohol was as a safe and clean source of fluid back in the dark ages. Now with high tech water filtration systems alcohol shouldnt be needed. its use now is recreational.

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sooo I'm from Australia and our drinking age is 18. The police aren't really that tough on us either :/ I rarely drink now and I'm 21 but thats just me. I started at the age of 16 and I am very successful and educated. I think it depends on the individual and the choices/life they want.

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The point I care most about is everyone assuming I'm American. (what the fuck?) I'm Canadian, and while the drinking laws are different than in the US, I think they're good to have in place still. I've seen my share of idiotic friends drink and I've seen the affect it has on them. No, making it illegal isn't changing much, but making it legal for under aged idiots to get their hands on it won't help either. The reason I described is the reason why children shouldn't drink; stop acting like every

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Yes, I know Muslim is the predominant religion in Morocco. I asked about the alcohol because sometimes when a religion is predominant in a country, the government makes secular laws that are in reality religious. For example, divorce was illegal in Italy for many years because Catholicism taught it was wrong.

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Okay next time be more clear because that was a really ignorant comment. Muslim and Islam aren't interchangeable by the way. Islam is the religion and Muslims are the followers.

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Finally 92 someone else knows the difference on here, I've seen so many comments about the "Muslim religion" it gets annoying

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The Muslim religion is a correct way to say it. It basically means the religion of Muslims and would work as a substitute if one was draw a blank on the name of that religion, Islam.

Drinking underage? Public intoxication? You deserve it. I hope the policeman scares you straight and hopefully you've learnt something from this.

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I just looked it up, you can buy alcohol in marocco when you're 16, and you can drink at every age. They don't have a law for that.

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Not every country fines people for being intoxicated in public. They might if you're creating a disturbance, but that'll get you a fine even when you're completely sober. Honestly, I think fining people for being drunk in public is stupid as hell. We certainly don't want them to drive and a lot of cabs won't take them, so how are all those drunk people going to get home without doing something illegal?

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Aaand if I'm correct you can DRINK under 21 in US, you just can't buy it. I know here at least I can drink, just can't buy it or obviously drink in public, which is a crime.

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You can only drink at home in America under 21. Even then it's still illegal but who's really going to knock on your door when your drinking a beer with your family, unless you get wasted and make a ruckus of course.

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Shouldn't you look up what the actual laws are in op's country before commenting like that? Since we don't know op's actual age, we also don't know if op is of legal age. You can buy alcohol from 16 in Morocco and there is no law stating from what age you can drink it.

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