Binge drinking: What drives young women to this path of self-destruction?

Gin Lane 2011: LIZ JONES discovers what drives young women to binge on 20p shots putting them on a path to self-destruction

1:05 AM on 8th October 2011

A woman so intoxicated in Warrington last week that she fell asleep in the gutter, her cheap handbag becoming a makeshift pillow

A woman so intoxicated in Warrington last week that she fell asleep in the gutter, her cheap handbag becoming a makeshift pillow

In Warrington last week, youngsters seduced by offers of 20p vodka shots, drunk them until the point of collapse. Their parents should be simultaneously ashamed and alarmed

In Warrington last week, youngsters seduced by offers of 20p vodka shots, drunk them until the point of collapse. Their parents should be simultaneously ashamed and alarmed

Young revellers on the streets of Warrington last Tuesday night

Young revellers on the streets of Warrington last Tuesday night

On that fateful Tuesday last week, the Showbar ran a special offer of a 5 entry fee with all drinks for 20p and was nicknamed

On that fateful Tuesday last week, the Showbar ran a special offer of a 5 entry fee with all drinks for 20p and was nicknamed “Two Bob Tuesday”

The scenes in Warrington last Tuesday were so squalid and depressing they made Hogarth

The scenes in Warrington last Tuesday were so squalid and depressing they made Hogarth”s Gin Lane seem tame by comparison