July 18, 2008
It looks like a lot of British kids are getting an early jump on the Ace of Spades Lifestyle™:
One in five 11 to 15-year-olds in England - 640,000 school pupils - had drunk alcohol in the past week, figures published by the NHS Information Centre show.
The study found that the average amount consumed by teenagers who had drunk recently was 12.7 units a week, equivalent to six pints of beer or almost a bottle and a half of wine.
Pfffft. What a bunch of friggin' lightweights. I can drink a hell of a lot more than that over the course of a week.
The figures come despite concerted efforts by the Government to tackle substance abuse by schoolchildren, with £30 million spent on the drugs advice service Frank in the past five years and new laws being developed to stop teenagers binge-drinking in public.
Well there's one of their biggest problems right there, blowing thirty million on some dude named Frank who's apparently not very good at his job. No wonder they have problems.
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