Cards of­fer drink ad­vice to youngsters

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements -

A DRUGS and al­co­hol ser­vice is hand­ing out holo­graphic help cards to youngsters who end up in ca­su­alty af­ter drink­ing too much.

The young peo­ple’s team at KCA, a Kent­based char­ity which deals with drug and al­co­hol ad­dic­tions, is giv­ing ac­ci­dent and emer­gency de­part­ments and am­bu­lance crews in­for­ma­tion cards fea­tur­ing helpline num­bers to pass on to any young peo­ple they treat.

The gov­ern­ment’s chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer, Sir Liam Don­ald­son, last week warned that ex­po­sure to al­co­hol at a young age is more likely to make chil­dren binge drinkers. His ad­vice is that chil­dren un­der 15 should not drink any al­co­hol at all.

If you are con­cerned about your own or any­one else’s use of drugs and would like more in­for­ma­tion, call KCA on 01227 456744.

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