In the latest Bernews podcast, we speak to Anthony Santucci, the executive director of CADA. He likens Bermuda’s relationship with alcohol as like a bad marriage, “we keep tumbling further and further in, like falling into an abyss”.
Mr Santucci says drinking – particularly drinking and driving – is socially acceptable “by the community at large”.
He talks about worrying trends in the numbers and ages of young people who are drinking and how figures show that Bermuda imported 6.5 million litres of alcohol.
And he repeats calls for sales tax on alcohol to fund an agency set up to implement measures aimed at reducing the Island’s dependency on booze. “If you are drinking it, you should pay for it.”
Full podcast and story here