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3-Year-Old Treated for Alcoholism

Unnamed child the youngest on record for alcohol abuse
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2011 9:51 AM CDT
3-Year-Old Treated for Alcoholism
A 3-year-old child has been treated for alcoholism in central England, the youngest person on record.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A 3-year-old child in England has been treated for alcoholism, after apparently receiving alcohol regularly for six months, reports the Telegraph. "It is a truly horrifying case and raises very serious child protection issues," said a spokesman for an alcohol abuse group. The unnamed child is the youngest person in Britain ever to receive treatment for alcohol addiction, but the youngster was hardly alone—another report by a British research group found four 5-year-olds treated for alcohol and drug problems over the past five years. (Read more alcohol abuse stories.)

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