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A&E admissions soar for drinking teens

A&E admissions soar for drinking teens

by Amber Elliott / 22 Jun 2012 11:59

The number of white British teens admitted to hospital for alcohol-related conditions has risen by 82% in the last decade.

The startling figure comes to light just one day after new research found alcohol-related injury and illness accounts for 14% of all A&E attendance.

Department of Health figures show young girls needing medical attention for drink has soared by 22% since 2002, compared to a rise of just 1.7% for boys.

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One intervention won't fix a nation's drinking problem

by Jamie Bartlett / 15 Feb 2012 15:06

Ever since we discovered the joys of drinking alcohol, those who govern have worried we enjoy it too much. In the mid-tenth century, King Edgar introduced the first recorded law to curb drunkeness, which was followed by a thousand years of (usually failed) attempts to regulate when, where, and how much we drink.

It is something of an obsession for modern leaders too. David Cameron today re-declared war on the binge-drinkers. It is

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