By Hannah Frishberg. June 4, pm Updated June 5, am. Yet, thanks in part to an increased interest in health and wellness, more and more people are drinking less, with the International Wine and Spirits Record reporting that alcohol consumption is down across America for three years straight. But how do you break the ice without a drink — and where can you do it when the usual dating spot is a bar? The Upper East Sider has been sober since he was 19, when he sought treatment for alcohol addiction.
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Is it O. About 2 percent of New Yorkers said yes in a new dating survey by Zagat. Some of these, undoubtedly, were among the 9 percent who said they had been dumped via a text message. The nonscientific survey is a compilation of responses from 2, people living largely in New York, Los Angeles and other cities. Some of numbers challenge the stereotypical rituals of modern dating life, other confirm it.
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When it comes to drinking and older teenagers, relaxed parental attitudes can contribute to the problem. In a national study of 11th and 12th graders commissioned by Liberty Mutual and Students Against Destructive Decisions, nearly half of teenagers said they were allowed by their parents to go to parties where alcohol was being served at least rarely, and more than a third said they were allowed to drink when their parents were with them. Slightly less than a third reported being allowed to drink unsupervised. The numbers are up slightly from those in a similar study done in With young college students home on break, this holiday period of socializing and parties is a good time for parents to revisit the contract they may have had in place with their teenager regarding drinking, drugs and driving, suggests Dave Melton, managing director of global safety for Liberty International and an impassioned advocate for keeping young drivers safe.
I was in Brooklyn, and made the mistake of walking with a friend some dozen blocks from downtown Brooklyn to Carroll Gardens as he ran errands. My reward, which he promised to me even before we set out, was a visit to Char No. Char No.