Saturday, 14 June 2008

Your Choice is our Future

As a well-populated beverage, alcohol drinks specially, "Vodka" and "Bear" are most used by the youth. Being aware that this drink is the current challenge for youth of Europe including Azerbaijan, I have decided to touch the problem. At first, as usual I approached the Azerbaijani Youth walking in the streets of Baku. The first interviewer was 23 aged Eldar. He has recently graduated the University of Azerbaijan Economic State University. Regarding his group mates he told me that most of students in his group are non – alcohol drinker. But there are same students who prefer to drink bear at the parties.

Another interviewer was a young girl who is called Leyla.
She is an administrator at the one of the PUB – Cafés in Baku. She said that alcohol - drinks are mostly served by men. But there are some frequent woman visitors who also prefers some bear. She added to her speech that the visitors to the pub-café are mostly English people and that is why she could not estimate the degree of Azeri people who has alcohol dependence.

In order to get official information over alcohol dependence I approached the expert of the Association of Azerbaijan Independent Human Development – Zohrab Gadimov. The first questions of mine were “how wide and why does alcoholism spread among the youth?”. By answering my question he noted that actually, the amount of alcoloholics isn’t the same with the official indications. For his speech from the one of two youth become alcohol drinker because of his/her depression. They see the “vodka” as only way the solution of their problems – he said. If there 70% of youth are pessimist the 20% are optimist. And it the reason why of speediness of alcoholism among the Azer youth. By continuing his conversation he added that most of Azerbaijani youth tries to be similar with European youth specially, in this regard. Then he had clarified his idea by saying that “in the West mode of life the drunkenness isn’t considered like abnormal rather than the sign of manhood”.

And finally, I would like to apply to the youth of the World that don’t drink so much if you couldn’t keep your key with yourself.

Regards, Rustam Rahimli

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