Fewer children are drinking but those who do are consuming more than ever before, a charity has warned.
Alcohol Concern said the number of under-18s admitted to hospital has risen, and more have liver disease.
The UK has some of the highest rates of alcohol consumption among young people in Europe, with only Ireland and Finland having more.
Alcohol Concern has called for the introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol to tackle the problem.
The Scottish Government is proposing such a measure in an Alcohol Bill due later this year, while in England and Wales the focus is on tackling the sale of alcohol to underage drinkers as well as helping those with problems.
Last month a 22-year-old became one of the youngest people in the country to die of liver disease, and those diagnosed are getting younger.
The British Liver Trust says the UK will have the highest liver disease death rate in Europe within two years if things do not change.
More teenagers are getting help for drug and alcohol problems than ever before, according to the National Treatment Agency.
If I didn't have a drink for an hour or two, I'd be shaking. It was horrible
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