Christian charity urges Church to do more to support vulnerable youths
Chart hits could be contributing to the binge drinking culture among young people. Researchers say nearly one in five popular modern songs in the UK mentions booze - a sharp rise from just a decade ago. The study analysed lyrics of singles including Katy Perry's hit Last Friday Night, which includes lines about drinking "too many shots" and smelling "like a minibar".
Christina Becares is from Hope UK, a charity which educates young people about alcohol and drug abuse.
She told Premier's News Hour why she thinks a shift in culture is needed:
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