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Parent binge-drinking fears

Nearly one in three children lives with a parent who is a binge drinker, campaigners have warned today.

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One fifth of children 'living with hazardous drinkers'

  • 1 in 3 of children live with at least one parent who is a binge drinker (between 3.3 - 3.5 million children).
  • A fifth live a hazardous drinker (over 2.5 million children).
  • Around 79,000 babies aged under 1 years old in England are living with a parent who is classified as a prolematic drinker.
  • Around 26,000 babies under 1 in England are livign with a parent who would be classified as a dependent drinker.
  • Binge drinking: Six or more drinks on a single occasion for women; eight for men.

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