Myth That Alcohol Causes Violence


Countries such as Iceland consume more alcohol than Australia but report less violence.

“They have a stronger culture of preloading, they have 24-hour bar opening, they even have high rates of gun ownership, but in Iceland there is almost no recorded violence,” she said.

The way you behave when you’re drunk is mostly the way that your culture teaches you to behave.

“It’s simply not a violent society and they have no belief that alcohol causes violence, and therefore you really don’t see any violence in Iceland.”

‘Alcohol-fuelled’ violence not caused by alcohol but by ‘macho’ culture


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