Toddler Continues Alcoholic Rehab

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

LONDON (AP) - Hospital authorities say they have treated a 3-year-old child for alcoholism.

The Heart of England NHS Trust that runs three hospitals in central England confirmed Tuesday that a child had been treated by medical staff after being given alcohol regularly. The trust revealed the data in response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act by a newspaper, which requested data on underage drinking.

The case highlights a new low in Britain's struggle to control a binge-drinking culture which has seen alcohol-related deaths double in the past two decades.

Chris Sorek of the lobby group, Drinkaware, says Tuesday that any alcohol could disrupt a child's development.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Lois Location: Geneva on May 13, 2011 at 07:59 PM
    They gave the 3 year old alcohol so they could study the affects of it on the young ? That is so cruel.How is the child ever going to function as a adult ? He probably has brain damage.The line has got to be drawn somewhere and I believe that has crossed the line.
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