'I bruised my liver through drinking'


Nineteen-year-old Rich from Selby in Yorkshire was sent to hospital after ignoring medical advice to cut down on his binge drinking.

The number of young drinkers ending up in hospital with a serious liver problem has risen by more than 50% in the last decade, NHS figures show.

351 people aged 30 and under were admitted to an English hospital with alcohol related liver disease in 2009/10, up from 230 in 2000/01.

Rich still drinks but said he has cut down the number of times he goes out and the overall amount of alcohol he buys each week.

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