‘I’m covered in scars, bruises and cuts. I get in fights a fair bit’: Why do so many intelligent young women drink to oblivion? (Excerpt)
Three self-confessed binge drinkers reveal what drives them to booze
55 per cent of women in the UK are thought to have an alcohol problem
Musician Emily Carter-Lucas, 22, of Hereford, spends £100 a week on booze and is known to get in fights with strangers on nights out
Abigail Jones, 23, of London, who is pursuing a PR career, can easily have a bottle of wine and ten drinks on a big night out
Source: Daily Mail
By Rebecca Evans
31 August 2016
At first glance, she is the sort of daughter every parent would dream of. An accomplished musician, with a degree in contemporary arts, Emily Carter-Lucas is naturally bright.
Indeed, her teaching assistant mother and civil servant father were overjoyed when she achieved a string of As and A*s in her GCSEs and A-levels. She positively thrived in her grammar school – and looked set to go onto great things.
So why then, before the clock has even struck 10pm on a Saturday night, has Emily lost count of how many drinks she’s had?
Her second bottle of cheap rosé has already been polished off, and she has made a start on the tequila.