One in Three Young People in Ireland Who Use Alcohol Has an Alcohol Problem

Posted on August 30, 2022 in Europe, Europe

A new report by Ireland’s Health Research Board (HRB) has found that while youth are now staying alcohol-free for longer, those who do use alcohol are doing so heavily. One in three young people between 15 to 24 years report having an alcohol use disorder. Meanwhile, treatment for alcohol and other drug problems is lagging far behind the need with only 3,319 out of an estimated 578,000 Irish people with an alcohol use disorder obtaining treatment.

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