The data came from 125 of the 189 UK National Health Society organizations following Freedom of Information requests. A total of 6,500 under-18s, more girls than boys, were admitted in 2012-13.
Revealing UK-wide data for the first time, the data revealed that Charities and public health bodies report fewer children are drinking overall, but those who do may be drinking more.
Children get alcohol from home, primarily from their parents and friends. They are exposing themselves to significant danger because the young body cannot handle alcohol.
When they're found, they have vomited and are unable to defend themselves even from assault. The vomit may go down the wrong way into the lungs, leaving them defenseless. In many cases, young intoxicated, distressed teenage girls do not know if they have been sexually assaulted.
What a distressing scenario. No parent would want this to happen to their child.
Why do the youngsters experiment this way? I'm sure the experts have all sorts of opinions. However, I wonder if the reason boils down to the fact that they see no hope for the future. There are too many people competing for the same job. Even if I child achieves higher education, or even a diploma, they are not guaranteed a place to work. As my grandson says from Australia, "the problem with a booming economy is it tends to equal a lot of educated people which tends to result in competition."
On Sunday, I said,
Congratulations on graduating, Navar. Tell me what you achieved and what you hope for the future.
Thanks a lot. I don't feel like I've achieved too much ATM I feel when I have a job in the field I'll be a little more validated. Right now it all feels a little like a waste. But I knew this coming in and I'm certain what I need is just around the corner.
Is he right to feel hopeful in this overcrowded world? What can a young person look forward to in their future?