Swiss scientists, having finished their work with hadron colliders and such, are now working on figuring out what happens when you pre-game. Their findings:
Young adults who engage in pre-drinking, also called pre-gaming, are
more likely to drink heavily over the course of an evening than those
who don't pre-drink.
I do have to give them credit for coming up with the term pre-drinking, because it sounds more responsible than pre-gaming, so I'm going to steal that.
Pre-drinking involves drinking alcohol at home or in a public place, such as a park
Thank you for the helpful example of a public place. To further elucidate that point, here is a picture of a park, which is a public place where rebellious youths often engage in the pre-drinking of alcohol.
The study also found that those who pre-drank were more likely to suffer
risky or unfavorable consequences of drinking, such as blackouts,
hangovers, unplanned substance abuse
That sounds planned to me, yes?
Pre-gaming doesn't reduce how much alcohol people drink
Hard-hitting science journalism at its best.