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[newstalk.com] , Murphy, Eoghan Over 900 children were treated in hospital for drug and alcohol-related illnesses in 2020. (25 Aug 2021)

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According to Freedom of Information figures released to Newstalk, nearly two-thirds were girls.

The new figures show the number of children who were treated in hospital for drug and alcohol-related illnesses in 2020. The conditions include drug or alcohol poisoning, a mental health disorder due to substance misuse, and new-born children affected by their mothers' use of drugs or alcohol. A total of 914 children were treated for these conditions last year - a decrease compared to 1,026 in 2019...

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