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[Graphic News] Alcohol addiction increasing among youth

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Dec. 26, 2018 - 17:51

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The number of young people getting treatment for alcohol addiction neared 2,000 last year, doubling from seven years prior, a report said.

The drinking rate among the young is declining, but the severity of problems from drinking is still heavy, with one 1 in 2 young peole drinking to dangerous levels, the report from the National Assembly Research Service said.

There were 1,968 young people diagnosed as being addicted to alcohol last year, up 2.1-fold from 922 in 2010.