One third of 15-16 year olds in Roscommon reported being drunk last month.
That's according to a new report by Planet youth, which identifies issues and problems for young people and tries to address them before they start to seriously affect their lives.In its latest report which will be launched this Monday by Minister Hildegarde Naughton and Minister Anne Rabbitte it found 31% of young people got drunk on a regular basis, a rise of 12% on the previous survey.
Parental tolerance for drunkenness is increasing all the time and 26% of parents in Roscommon are regularly giving alcohol to their teens.Other areas discussed in the report includes mental health and sleep with all findings available on the Planet Youth website.
Project Co-Ordinator Emmet Major says over 5,000 students were surveyed across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon for the project.
'The data showed that in Roscommon parents are more likely to be giving kids alcohol than in any of the other counties , which is a strange one.
Broadly speaking, across the region, we have a fairly high level of parental tolerance , for alcohol use particularly, not for other substances, but for alcohol.
Good news in the survey is that smoking is coming down, so our general smoking of cigarettes is coming down , with each survey, so that's reducing.
Cannabis use is down across the region for this survey, vaping has gone up alarmingly.'