Teenagers hitting the bottle to cope

07 August 2015 - 02:09
By Poppy Louw

Pupils are increasingly turning to alcohol. Research by the SA Depression and Anxiety Group paints a worrying picture of teenage consumption of alcohol and drugs.It found that Grade 11 pupils were 59% more likely than pupils in other grades to have used alcohol. More than half the surveyed boys in that grade admitted to drinking.

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