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914 children treated in hospital for drug or alcohol-related illnesses last year

Aug 25, 2021 08:08 By News Northern Sound
914 children treated in hospital for drug or alcohol-related illnesses last year 914 children treated in hospital for drug or alcohol-related illnesses last year
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228 kids were under the age of nine.

914 children were treated in hospital for drug or alcohol-related illnesses last year.

686 children were aged between 10 and 17 - with over twice as many girls as boys, in this age-group.

228 kids were less than nine years old.

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Consultant paediatrician Ciara Martin, from Children's Health Ireland, says the problem's worse than the figures suggest.

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