Five facts about alcohol

  1. Alcohol is the drug of choice of young people.

  2. Binge drinking is common with 56% of 15-16 year olds.

  3. 9% of boys and 5% of girls describe themselves as regular drinkers.

  4. An estimated 920,000 children are living in a home where one or both parents misuse alcohol.

  5. In Britain one person in thirteen is dependent on alcohol.