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.