BRITONS are rushing to take part in a new craze that involves consuming alcohol and becoming drunk.
The craze, which is thought to have originated on the internet, has led health experts to speculate that consuming large amounts of alcohol could have negative effects.
Office worker Tom Logan said: “Everyone’s into getting pissed at the moment. Yesterday evening I was on the bus when a guy got on who was drunk, or as teenagers say ‘a drunkard’.
“He was actually swaying. Classic.
“It was my mate Shane who told me about it. He’d been on the internet and said ‘There’s this thing called ‘getting pissed’, d’you want to try it?
“The feeling is crazy, it’s like you’re funnier and physically invincible. Then afterwards your head hurts.”
The objective of getting pissed is to become drunk, which can have an array of effects from violent aggressiveness to sitting quietly in a corner dwelling on past mistakes.
Doctor Denys Finch Hatton said: “Most people will try it once and then probably never do it again.
“But for others the consequences can be serious. They might fall on something sharp or buy an unaffordable item off eBay and not be able to cancel it.
“There may even be health problems caused by alcohol, like maybe it affects internal organs. It’s too early to tell.”
Logan added: “Getting pissed is ace, but people will stop doing it when something new comes along, like for example a really good board game.”