"1 in 20 girls of 14 have been drunk"

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27 September 2007, UTRECHT – A fifth of 14-year-old girls have been drunk in the past month. Among 14-year-old boys the percentage is 16 percent.

27 September 2007

UTRECHT – A fifth of 14-year-old girls have been drunk in the past month. Among 14-year-old boys the percentage is 16 percent.

This emerged from a study by the Trimbos institute that was presented on Wednesday. The institute will hold parent evenings throughout the country starting Thursday to encourage parents no to allow their children to drink alcohol.

Alcohol increases the chances of brain damage and hurts school performance. Children who drink regularly have an increased chance of becoming an alcoholic.

A parent evening will be broadcast live on www.zegNEEderland.nl on Thursday night at 8.30 pm.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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