Denmark: Government to help young victims of alcohol and drug abuse

The social and internal affairs minister, Karen Ellemann, has unveiled new plans to fund support for young victims of alcohol and drug abuse under the age of 25.

The government has earmarked 264 million kroner to aid the strategy, which includes free treatment for children and young people who have grown up in families suffering from alcohol and drug abuse.

“I want to help children and youngsters make a break from the heavy social heritage that exists when mum or dad drinks,” said Ellemann. “Young people are the biggest victims of substance abuse.”

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