"learn to drink" to me is a bizarre concept - you either drink or you don't. What's to 'learn' ?
But I think the 'parental involvement' is a solid point - which the US amazingly has a vast lack of - our education would be better off if more parents were more involved. Children would be healthier if they were more involved . . . kids would do better, grow up more refined - if more parents cared and were more involved.
And that is a totally other issue - you can't regulate parental involvement and force individuals to hold values that they just don't initially hold.
All those social changes happen over time.
With everything I've learned about European and world history I firmly disagree.
There isn't a single country out there which I would claim is a good example of *what to do* - they're all good examples of *what not to do* though . . . Humans: we're all ****ed up.
Europe has gone thru both the bad and the good.
Learn to drink?
Of course, a smart drinker - does not - but if he must, he drinks slowly, carefully.
Non-smart college students have proved that foolish drinking leads to death.
Everything man does must be learned.