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Underaged breaking the law

On the 1st of January 2014, the law concerning the consumption of alcohol altered in the Netherlands, making it forbidden for people under the age of 18 to either buy or drink any type of alcoholic beverage. However, under-aged children still manage to get access to alcohol quite easily even though it is illegal, mostly due to the fact that they have a fake-ID. The manner of consuming and buying alcohol is very high and an ever growing phenomenon since the law change. Consequences moreover, do not seem to be severe enough, or even known by the underage drinkers. The law is easily broken, as it is that easy to buy and consume alcohol under the age of 18. If nothing changes this will continue to be a problem.

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