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More Than 1000 Children Treated In Hospital For Drugs And Alcohol Last Year

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

8:46 AM - 17 Jun 2020



More than 1,000 children were treated in hospital for drug and alcohol-related illnesses in 2019.

According to freedom of information figures, over 63 per cent were girls.

The conditions include drug or alcohol poisoning, a mental disorder due to substance misuse, and new-born children affected by their mothers’ use of drugs or alcohol.

1,026 children were treated for conditions such as these in hospital last year - down slightly from 1,101 in 2018.

A total of 762 were aged between 10 and 17 - with nearly twice as many girls as boys. 264 children were aged less than nine years old.

The total number of kids treated for drugs and alcohol-related illnesses in hospital is spread throughout the country - but nearly a third were in children's hospitals.



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