The worst experience of Amelia’s life

Amelia Murphy

Amelia has been turned off alcohol after witnessing a friend’s drunken near-tragedy.

Many young people experience going overboard with drinking after turning the legal drinking age of 18, but one young woman has been put off after seeing a friend get into serious trouble.

Eighteen-year-old Amelia Murphy, a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies student at the University of Wollongong was traumatised after seeing a friend drink so much alcohol, she almost asphyxiated.

“We’d been playing a drinking game and doing shots. It hit my friend so hard and fast, she stopped being able to breathe properly. My friends had to help her vomit.”

Amelia is now very cautious about the amount of alcohol she consumes after witnessing firsthand how dire the consequences can be.



One comment

  1. summerskye94 · April 29, 2014

    I don’t think the portrait goes with the story. Maybe should have taken a photo of her at unibar so that you knew it was to do with drinking in some way.
    I also think you leave the story open at the end. I wanted something that would invite me to comment or look at situations like that differently.
    I enjoyed the concept and the bases of the story.

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