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CLIP 6027

Teenage alcoholism

Teenage alcoholism

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Key Info
  • Teenage alcoholism
  • Duration: 01:24
  • The mother of a 16-year-old-girl noticed her daughter's rapid decline into alcoholism over a two-month period. The girl was drinking heavily at all times and was persuading strangers to purchase alcohol on her behalf. Her mother has put up posters of her daughter in off-licences asking people not to buy alcohol for her. The girl, who is now in respite care, is in her GCSE year. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 10 February 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Bio: Health and Disease

  • Keywords: citizenship, alcohol abuse, risk, underage drinking, law, chemistry, health
Ideas for use in class
  • This could be used as an introduction to the wider topic of alcohols as well as to initiate discussions about problem drinking.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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