Raising a Glass Too Soon: Why English Kids Are Drinking Dangerously Young

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A World Health Organization study shows England has the highest rates of underage drinking among 44 countries. On “Psychology Behind the Headlines”, hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss the troubling trend.

A Public Health Crisis? 

Early alcohol use is strongly linked to dependence and other health problems. England’s high rate of underage drinking warrants concern and attention.

Why So Easy? 

Why kids can get alcohol so easily needs to be addressed. This likely involves parents, stores, and societal norms surrounding youth drinking.

Developing Brains at Risk

Alcohol is especially harmful for young people whose brains are still developing. Poor impulse control mixed with drinking is a recipe for risky choices.

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