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Tackling alcohol misuse in children

Tackling alcohol misuse in children


Louise Naughton
Nursing in Practice

Primary healthcare professionals are being warned not to succumb to negative attitudes and dismiss alcohol and drug abuse among children as antisocial behaviour

Alarming figures were recently released from the Welsh Government showing that at least 1,200 children under the influence of alcohol have been admitted to A&E departments each year for the past three years across Wales. Some such children are believed to be as young as four.

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