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The parent trap

Parenting has the biggest impact on Britain's binge drinking culture

By Jonathan Birdwell  

(photo: Jade Ashley)

Tis the season to be merry and drink copiously. With great timing, the government recently announced a consultation on a minimum unit price for alcohol to tackle Britain’s binge drinking culture.

Drinking excessively, of course, is not limited to the holidays. While many children associate drunken parents and relatives with the appearance of Santa Claus, for others this is a reality all year round. Recent figures…

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