Almost one teenager a day in London is hospitalised after binge drinking, according to the Department of Health. According to the study, the number of teenagers treated for alcohol-related illnesses in accident and emergency units has risen by more than 40% in five years. Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrats' candidate for London Mayor, said: "The growing number of kids who are being admitted to hospital for alcohol related problems is deeply worrying. "Binge drinking is not just a major health concern, it is a crime-and-disorder concern. Kids need better information on how to drink responsibly before they damage themselves, their families and society." There were no figures available for the rest of the country.