London, Feb 16 (ANI): A schoolgirl in Britain, who drinks 26 pints of cider, ten cans of lager and almost a bottle of vodka every week, has insisted that she is not an alcoholic.
Nicola Weaver, 15, who has even ended up in hospital, refuses to mend her ways despite seeing a counsellor and having her mobile and Sky TV box confiscated.
She drinks more than 10 times the recommended amount for a woman, and up to 152 units of alcohol a week, but denies that she has a problem.
"My behaviour is normal for my age. Drinking's fun and I don't plan to stop. I'd be bored if I didn't drink," the Daily Mail quoted her as telling Closer magazine.
Nicola, who lives with her mother and younger siblings in Bridlington, Yorkshire, says her drinking escalated when she turned 14.She started bunking off school to go drinking with her friends and now goes to college just two days a week, and she spends the other three weekdays downing cans of alcohol with friends.
She pays for her habit with earnings from her Saturday job at a cafe, and she also smokes 20 cigarettes a day.
Her mother is so worried she stopped her from watching TV or using her phone, and she has even circulated her daughter's picture among the local pubs and bars last summer to stop her from being served.Despite being told her drinking is a form of self-harm, Nicola insists she is fighting fit.
"I'm not an alcoholic. I've always been healthy. I'm living for the day, not for the rest of my life," she added. (ANI)