Warning over teenage binge-drinking

September 7, 2007 by  
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From Nursing In Practice:

Thursday 6th September 2007

Teenagers who binge-drink are more likely to use drugs or become alcoholics when they grow up, research claims.

The study involving more than 11,000 British children found that teenagers who drink heavily are storing up health problems for when they reach the age of 30.

Binge-drinkers at the age of 16 are 60% more likely to be addicted to alcohol at 30, and 70% more likely to regularly drink heavily than those who avoided excessive alcohol consumption.

They are also 40% more likely to use illegal drugs, and 60% more likely to be homeless.


Original Source was .. UCL Institute of Child’s Health

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