More children overdosing on drugs and alcohol

The number of children and adolescents overdosing on over-the-counter drugs and alcohol has increased in the last two years, according to information released by the General University Hospital in Prague. Aside from suicide attempts, the most frequent cause of drug or alcohol overdosing is peer pressure on social media. Girls are more likely to overdose than boys. The most frequently abused drugs in the under-15 age bracket are paracetamol, antidepressants and ibuprofen.