PHUKET: It would be difficult to find a country anywhere in the world that has a wider gap than Thailand in terms of its alcohol control laws and their actual enforcement and no other province suffers as much as Phuket because of it.

The Phuket Gazette knows that alcohol use is often associated with fatal and debilitating accidents, violence, preventable diseases and countless acts of unseemly behavior. Anyone who has ever wandered sober along Bangla Road at 3am and seen the cumulative effect would probably be surprised that the number of violent confrontations and other mishaps is not much higher than it actually is.

More...