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German insurer reports spike in youth 'coma boozing' cases

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German insurer reports spike in youth 'coma boozing' cases
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09:28 CEST+02:00
Heavy drinking known as “coma boozing” among youth in Germany is becoming more of a problem for public health care insurers, the regional daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Monday.

The latest developments are “frightening,” a spokesperson for insurer Techniker Krankenkasse told the paper.

The insurer has detailed new figures on hospitalizations for acute alcohol poisoning among German youth which show the problem has doubled in the last five years, the paper reported.

In the last year, 1,134 boys and 6,888 girls insured by Techniker Krankenkasse were hospitalized for excessive drinking.

 
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