by Savitha C Muppala on  March 14, 2011 at 9:23 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
 Just Three and an Alcoholic?
In what is a shocking revelation, a child as small as three from West Midlands has been named as Britain's youngest alcoholic.

Apparently, the child has been fed on booze quite regularly in the past six months and suffers from withdrawal symptoms.

According to 2008-2010 statistics enabled by The heart of England NHS Trust, thirteen children below 12 years are alcoholics.

Nicolay Sorensen, of Alcohol Concern, said: "To be diagnosed alcoholic, it's possible this child would have shown a physical dependency. They would have had to ingest enough to cause withdrawal symptoms. It is a horrifying case."

Drinkaware, Alcohol awareness group, has cautioned that childhood boozing can hamper brain development.

Source: Medindia

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