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Toughest hurdle to overcome is denial

It is often difficult for the family to admit something is wrong Telling your drug-addicted child he or she isn’t welcome at home unless they get treatment or abides by the house rules is painful for any parent. “But it may be the critical move that eventually saves a child’s life,” said addictions expert Dr…..

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Binge drinking mums

Almost a thousand Scots babies are suffering from potentially fatal brain and organ damage because mothers are drinking too much in the early stages of pregnancy, research has revealed. Many more babies in Scotland may also face a lifetime suffering from malformations or learning difficulties. Researchers say the effects of excessive drinking on unborn babies….

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Early tipple 'breeds alcoholism'

Parents who introduce their children to alcohol in the hope of encouraging responsible drinking might be doing more harm than good, work suggests. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found drinking before the age of 15 increased a child’s risk of becoming a heavy drinker. A teenager’s fast-developing brain becomes programmed to link….

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Doctors sound alert over binge drinking from age eight

Children as young as eight are being brought into hospitals unconscious after getting drunk on cheap cider, spirits and alcopops such is the ease of access to cut-price alcohol, according to doctors. The problems of binge-drinking are now so serious that small hospitals that used to treat one intoxicated child a month are now receiving….

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Parents warned on children’s safety risk from alcohol

Parents in England are being warned not to under-estimate the “dangerous consequences” of under-age drinking. Children’s Secretary Ed Balls says parents worried about their children’s safety should recognise the connection between alcohol and “risky behaviour”. This follows a survey suggesting many parents do not rank drinking alcohol as a serious risk to their children. Mr….

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