Monday, March 11, 2013

Alcohol Poisoning on the Rise among Dutch Youths

More and more youngsters are arriving at hospital emergency wards with alcohol poisoning. In 2011, there were 3,100 such cases vs. 2,300 in 2010. From 2007 until 2010, the number remained stable. Most of these youths are between 15 and 19 years old. One out of ten is younger than 15. A few days ago, Parliament raised the legal drinking age from 16 to 18.

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