Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Many More Youngsters Drink Themselves Into a Coma
‘Coma-sloshing’ is a fast-growing problem among Dutch youth. This year 240 children were brought to hospital after losing consciousness due to too much alcohol, whereas in 2000 there were only 50. These are the results of an investigation carried out by the Dutch television program Zembla. Children aged 12-15 are being hospitalized with alcohol poisoning, most of them in a coma. ‘Coma-sloshing’ appears everywhere in the Netherlands, and in all social classes. Alcohol abuse among youngsters has been increasing for a number of years. They start drinking at a younger age and also drink much more.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 10:09 AM