“Among 11 to 15-year old girls we see an average number of consumers remarkably higher than the overall Italian female average—three times more than adult women,” said Emanuele Scafato, head of the National Alcohol Observatory.
In addition to young girls drinking, studies have also shown that more Italian women are not only drinking outside of mealtimes but also drinking to become intoxicated.
Recently, a 14-year-old girl in Rome was rushed to the hospital from an alcoholic coma after a night of drinking. With binge drinking increasing, Italy has passed new measures including zero tolerance for drivers and stricter enforcements with nightlife.
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