Nightclubs working with HPB to promote responsible drinking
To address binge drinking among young adults, the Health Promotion Board or HPB is partnering with nightclubs to promote responsible drinking.
In partnering outlets like Zirca, service staff will be trained to identify early signs of intoxication, discourage binge drinking and to know when to stop serving alcohol.
Bartenders will also create mocktails as house specialities, as an alternative to alcoholic drinks.
Posters and stickers will be placed in bathrooms to warn patrons about the risks of binge drinking.
In 2010, the National Health Survey showed that 1 percent of Singaporeans between 18 and 29 years old consume alcohol regularly.
And of that group, 16 percent are binge-drinkers, which is defined as having four or more standard alcoholic drinks on one occasion for women, and five or more standard alcoholic drinks on one occasion for men.
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