Alcohol abuse in NZ schoolgirls will kill them young

Alcohol abuse in NZ schoolgirls will kill them young

Sadly an entire generation of young women will end up with higher rates of breast cancer, bowel cancer, and heart disease and liver diseases thanks to the current growing problem of teenage drinking.

This sad reality check of incredible damage was released at an alcohol harm conference in Auckland on Tuesday 13 November, 2012. 

  • The percentage of young women aged 16 and 17 binge-drinking on a typical night out tripled from 9% in 1995 to 28% in 2011
  • The percentage of young women aged 18 and 19 binge-drinking on a typical night out quadrupled from 4% in 1995 to 16% in 2011
  • The report showed the country’s drinking culture has led to an unacceptable number of early deaths and disability
  • One in three New Zealand drinkers reported being harmed by their own drinking in the previous year
  • One thousand premature deaths are attributed to alcohol each year
  • In women, the damage is far worse

Full story: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7943217/Schoolgirls-binge-drinking-shame

As reported on November 13, 2012 by Fairfax. 

Posted: Wednesday 14 November 2012

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