Russia Alcohol

Can imagine how "effective" has been training after such preparation for classes! In Russia, the initiation of children to alcohol, particularly among the "lower class" was common. On the one hand, the mother believed that if you give a young child vodka, he will get to her disgust and will not drink when he grows up. On the other hand, the widely used alcohol as a medicine. To soothe a crying baby, he was given chewed bread, soaked in vodka. And for every disease there his "right" way: the children were given to appetite port, with a cold – raspberry liqueur, and indigestion – Cahors and bird cherry brandy, and worms – brandy, and in the absence of "specific" means – in all cases of vodka as a universal remedy.

Approximately half of the alcohol as a child used drugs on the advice of a doctor. In 1894, in Russia began to come out first anti-alcohol magazine "Herald of sobriety." The editor of this magazine, NI Grigor'ev, decided to find out how widespread child alcoholism, and sent a questionnaire Head of rural schools. Answers, published in the journal, sketched a bleak picture. The taste of vodka was very familiar to most children, many more than once experienced a state of intoxication. Drunkenness and smoking, most parents believed punishable prank, and moreover, that parents acted as first educators of alcohol. A few years later a psychiatrist A.

Korovin, held one of the first mass survey, which covered 22,617 students from 358 rural schools in Moscow Province. The results showed that more than half of boys and less than half the girls regularly drink alcohol. Almost all of them different weak physique behind in mental development, and bad faith itself. Unfortunately, even today, not all parents know how damaging alcohol to a child's body, as is often the first "therapeutic" dose plays a role starting mechanism in the development of craving for alcohol, and then leads to alcoholism.

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