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We have to tackle issue of alcohol abuse in our society

The disgraceful scenes in the Holylands area of Belfast on St Patrick's Day provided an extreme example of the destructive relationship many young people have with alcohol but the sad reality is that binge drinking and drunkenness are regular features of everyday life in our society. It is also a fact that many young people are not waiting until age 18 to take their first drink but have been introduced to alcohol at a much younger age. Indeed, it was reported that a significant number of the revellers who turned up at the Holylands this week were not students but youngsters in their early te[...]
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