boozing, figures revealed yesterday. Nearly 5,300 children were admitted in 2005-06, up more than a third from 3,870 in 1995-96. Drunken adults admitted doubled to 187,640 from 89,280. Liver expert Professor Ian Gilmore, president of the Royal College of Physicians, said: This is frightening. Statistics on heart disease and cancer improve. Uniquely, damage from alcohol misuse gets worse. The rises emerged as doctors voted for a ban on drinking alcohol in the streets. Delegates at the British Medical Association conference also called for the drinkdrive limit to be cut from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg. Three quarters of young alcohol victims admitted to hospital were treated for mental or behavioural disorders, acute intoxication, dependence and withdrawal, according to the report on British boozing. The figures, released by the Information Centre
for Health and Social Care, do not include accidents caused by
excessive drinking. This means the real tally is likely to be far higher. Part of the problem is that alcohol is now 65
per cent more affordable than in 1980. Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb called for stronger action on those who sell drink to children. At the BMA conference in Torquay Dr Vivienne Nathanson, the associations head of science and ethics, dec特码快递 la
red: These figures are shocking but not unexpected. Alcohol is a
e poison. More than half of teens who binge drink have been violent, says a survey of 12,000 youngsters by the Trading Standards Institute.