Friday, January 04, 2008

The UK's child alcoholics


Excessive drinking at an early age derailed the career of Jack Wild.

In the UK you will see sickly, malnourished children with damaged livers and other damaged organs.

In the UK, "record numbers of children are in treatment for alcohol abuse.

"Britain's drinking culture, combined with the sheer availability and affordability of alcohol, is taking a heavy toll...

Thousands of youngsters continue to be admitted to hospital each year for serious illnesses usually expected in ageing alcoholics" - (Children & alcohol: Britain's deadly cocktail - Independent Online ...)

A 2007 study by the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University showed more than half of all young adults drank cheap alcohol at home before a night out. (Cheap drink 'behind rise in alcohol deaths' - Telegraph)

On average they drank around three and a half pints before going out.

In the UK, alcohol is 65 per cent more affordable than it was 25 years ago.
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Who are the child drunks?
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Often they have parents who have divorced. Often they attend schools with low morale. Often they have few contacts with sensible adults. Often, due to the failure of police and parents, they are allowed to roam the streets at all hours.

What is the answer to the problem of child drunks?

1. Throw out all the MPs with links to the drinks industry.

2. Increase the tax on alcohol by 100%.

3. Close down all shops and places of entertainment that sell alcohol to young people.
4. Close down all the entertainment channels that promote the binge-drinking culture.
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BBC children's TV presenter arrested for murder after fiancée's 'cocaine' death

Don't mention the disasters as Yard chief hails a 'successful' year - Allegedly, police chief Sir Ian Blair was reported to police authority officials by one of his senior officers for allegedly appearing drunk at public events.

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