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Fandler, E; Scheer, R; Rodl, S; Muller, W.
Alcohol use and dependency in children and adolescents
MONATSSCHR KINDERHEILK. 2008; 156(6): 591-602.
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Mueller Wilhelm
Rödl Siegfried
Scheer Peter
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Abstract:
Alcohol use in children is starting earlier and has become a problem of public concern. Despite the fact that alcohol use in Austria has decreased in the last 30 years, the attitude toward public drinking, especially in children and adolescents (such as binge drinking), has became a problem for paediatric hospitals. Children with alcohol intoxication react differently than adults do. First, the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase is"untrained," and second, they do not drink as part of a meal but in order to get drunk instantly. Sometimes drinking so-called alco-pops increases the speed of intoxication because young people do not recognize the amount of alcohol they are drinking. Because paediatric hospitals in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany decided to begin accepting adolescents, the recognition and treatment of alcohol intoxication became part of our duties. Distinguishing between a first-time drinking "accident' and problematic alcohol use is crucial for psychosocial assessment and treatment planning.

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