17 Oct '11, 12am

More young women in Singapore taking to binge drinking

More young women in Singapore taking to binge drinking

Experts said more young women are now binge-drinking as there is no longer a stigma attached to the act. Many also have the means to support the habit. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN By Janice Tai Michelle Liang started drinking at 18. Then, she just wanted to enjoy a night out with her girlfriends. She went on to down five to seven drinks in one sitting a week and spend about $200 a night on jugs of house pour. It was not until she was thrown out of a club in Europe that she realised she needed to change. Now the 22-year-old still drinks, but in moderation. 'After a while, you realise that getting dizzy and feeling nauseous is no fun. It's better to limit myself so I can enjoy the company of my friends better,' said the undergraduate. Experts said more young women are now binge-drinking as there is no longer a stigma attached to the act. Many also have the means to support the ...

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