Letters Tackling alcohol misuse

Needs in adolescents

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39513.687292.80 (Published 13 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:573
  1. Kelsey D J Jones, academic clinical fellow in paediatrics1,
  2. David Porter, clinical fellow in emergency medicine2,
  3. Huw Williams, clinical fellow in emergency medicine2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College (St Mary’s Campus), Wright-Fleming Institute, London W2 1PG
  2. 2St Mary’s Hospital, London W2 1NY
  1. kelseyjones{at}gmail.com

Parker et al’s review of the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol misuse did not deal with the problems and needs of adolescent drinkers, who often present to emergency departments when drunk.1 Alcohol misuse is common in this age group and its incidence is rising, at great cost to individuals, families, and …

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