The number of young people admitted to hospital for alcohol-related liver disease has more than quadrupled in the North East in the last ten years.
This figure is the biggest increase of any region in the country.
115 people under 30 were admitted last year suffering from alcohol-related liver disease.
Liver specialists now say that the condition used to be extremely rare in young people.
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