The Government’s Alcohol strategy for England states that between 780,000 and 1.3 million children are suffering because of parental drinking
In 1992 young women (aged 15) were drinking approx 6 units per week and in 2004, they were drinking at least 12 units
Alcohol-related hospital admissions in young people have risen 15% in the last eight years.
Half of all violent crimes are alcohol related
The World Health Organisation found that drinking is the third most important risk factor after smoking and raised blood pressure. This places it ahead of high cholesterol levels and being overweight.