Pushing for pricey drinks

Nineteen year old Paris* reckons she drinks at least once a week. She estimates she has 20 drinks on a typical night out with friends.

A former student of one of Sydney’s most elite private girls’ schools, Paris says all her friends are drinking heavily.

“It just doesn’t bother me because I’ve never really had a bad experience, although I know girls who have,” she tells me. “I find the whole thing really funny. I wake up on a Sunday morning and meet up with my friends and we talk about everything that happened the night before. It’s all just harmless