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More young people end up in the hospital with alcohol poisoning

In the second half of 2014 com 89 young people at 16 and 17 years in contact with the hospital because of excessive alcohol intake, while the same figures for 2019 of up to 149.

It appears by a folketingssvar from health minister Magnus Heunicke (S).

the Development is highly worrisome, writes the minister.

He will after the summer break, to see what can be done.

- I find the development alarming, and I will after the summer break, therefore, engage in a dialogue with actors in the field to discuss how we can best help our young people get a healthy alkoholkultur, writes Magnus Heunicke in the answer.

In the figures, it appears that there approximately was an equal number of respectively 16 and 17 years old who ended up in the hospital after alcohol intake in 2019.

Diagnoserne, as the young people end up in the hospital with, among other things, alcohol intoxication and acute inflammation of the pancreas due to alcohol intake.

the Figures come in the wake of a discussion about the minimum age for purchase of alcohol.

Right now, when you are at least 16 years old to buy alcoholic beverages which, among others, beer and wine.

When you are over the age of 18 years, you can buy stronger spirits such as rum and whiskey.

the Danish Regions have pushed for the minimum age for the purchase of all alcoholic products must be of 18 years.

at the same time, shows a new report from the world health Organization (WHO), the Danish young people is at the very top in Europe when it comes to the intake of alcohol.

Søren Brostrøm, director of the national board of Health, has also several times expressed a desire for a healthier drukkultur among young people.

After the report from the WHO, he said to the media, the Althing, that the Danish drukkultur among young people was 'deeply worrying'.

excessive intake of alcohol increases the risk of unsafe sex, violence and an introduction to the substances. Therefore it is not only directly alcohol-related harm, to prevent. And prevents the early damage, there are a lot of healthy years of life, one wins, said Søren Brostrøm to the Althing.

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