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Dr Kennan said underage drinking can lead to accidents, injuries, anti-social behaviour, poor school performance and in some cases self-harm. The HSE is encouraging families to have a cup of tea and a chat, and for parents to get the conversation started with their teenagers and young people about the risks linked to alcohol. The guide, which is available to download at www.
The WHO report shows that we now have among the lowest rates of teenage drinking in the region. Teenagers are also waiting longer before trying alcohol but one in 10 are weekly drinkers by the time they are The WHO report, which examines alcohol-related behaviour among year-olds in Europe, was led by researchers at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Alcohol abuse is a common problem among people in the UK. Underage drinking is nothing new, but it has been revealed that in Northern Ireland, the problem seems to be getting worse. In fact, according to new figures, there have been incidents of underage drinkers being hospitalised in the past five years in the province. However, there is some good news in that since the establishment of a further eleven new police districts in Northern Ireland inthe number of police seizures of alcohol from underage drinkers halved in the following ten months.
Young teenagers in the UK and Ireland are among the worst in Europe for drunkenness, health experts say, although alcohol consumption in the age group has fallen significantly across the continent in recent years. A World Health Organization WHO study found that a greater proportion of year-old girls in the UK and Ireland had been drunk at least twice in their lives than in any other European region, while the boys were behind only their counterparts in central-eastern Europe. And the number of year-olds drinking on at least a weekly basis in UK and Ireland was among the lowest in Europe.
There exists a consistent trend for drunkenness when drinking among Irish young people, a trend that sets them apart from the majority of their European counterparts. In the latest report on drinking among 15 and year-olds across Europe, Irish students reported drinking a third more on their latest drinking day than the European average. Irish students reported that, in the 30 days prior to the survey.
THE number of Irish teenagers engaging in underage drinking has plummeted in recent years, a major study has revealed. The World Health Organisation has published a detailed report on adolescent alcohol related behaviours in Europe and how they've changed from to The number of girls who drink every week has decreased from
Alarming new figures that show adolescents are developing harmful alcohol habits from a very young age. Irish teenagers are now consuming alcohol as young as 13 years of age and according to the most recent study, 83pc of our adolescents have drank at least once. However, experts warn the problem and solution do not lie solely on the shoulders of our young people because they are learning how to relate to alcohol simply by watching the adults in their lives. In the last three years seven major studies, looking at how our young people consume alcohol, have been published and the most telling piece of research comes from data collected from 26 schools in Cork.
Registered in Ireland: Irish adolescent girls have one of the highest levels of binge drinking in the world, according to a new global study. The first study to track recent global changes in adolescent health, published in The Lancet, found that the number of adolescents worldwide who are overweight or obese more than doubled between and
The HSE Alcohol Awareness Campaign features a thought provoking television advertisement, depicting a number of young people in a variety of situations where they are exposed to and gain access to alcohol. The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness in adults about the extent of underage drinking, the ease of access which young people have to alcohol and the benefits in delaying the age at which young people start to drink. The campaign has been launched as preliminary results of research carried out by the HSE reveal that:.