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A QUARTER OF all 13 to 15-year-olds in Barbados have admitted to getting “blind drunk” at least once.

In addition, said Sir Trevor Hassell, data has revealed that almost 90 per cent of children have had their first taste of alcohol before they were 14.

Sir Trevor, the chairman of the Commission on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases, was speaking at a forum that brought together masquerade bandleaders, youth advocates, members of the Royal Barbados Police Force, non-governmental organisations, mixologists, manufacturers and producers of alcohol, as well as other stakeholders, for a dialogue on the safe use of alcohol. It was held at Savannah Hotel yesterday.

Sir Trevor, who revealed he was quoting from a recent Health Of The Nation study for Barbados, said it showed that 15 per cent of Barbadians were binge drinkers. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

 

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