Young Alcohol Addicts in Australia

by Sheela Philomena on  February 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
In Australia, children as young as 10 years of age are seeking treatment for alcohol addiction.

Five Oz teens and youths die a week in incidents tied to binge drinking. And by 16, one in five teenagers regularly binge drink; by 18 it is 50 per cent, reports the Herald Sun.
 Young Alcohol Addicts in Australia
Young Alcohol Addicts in Australia

A national survey of high school students has found parents have eclipsed friends and all other sources for supply of alcohol.

Every third child aged 12-17 turns to mum or dad for party booze.

A recent study by Odyssey House, one of the country's biggest rehabilitation centres, found 90 per cent of residents named alcohol as their first drug of intoxication at 12 or 13.

Chief executive James Pitts said the short-term risks of alcohol were obvious with about 264 people aged 15-24 dying every year in falls, crashes, fights and other alcohol-related incidents.

"Research indicates that the earlier people start to drink the greater likelihood they will develop problems later in life," he said.

Source: ANI

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Thanks, this is very true. We need to start doing something about it. These kids are our future. At Footprints of Serenity our Recovery Team work with young people and find that the greatest tool is to show them how to have fun in sobriety. It helps. Wednesday, November 23, 2011
What a devastating news! More and more young people are into alcohol nowadays. This must be stopped. The government and most importantly the parents should do something about this.
ennairam_23 Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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