13-year-old Brit girl on drip after vodka binge

February 20th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 20 (ANI): The mother of a girl, who has gone missing, has released a picture showing her daughter on a drip in hospital at the age of 13 after a vodka bender, to highlight the dangers of binge drinking.

When 13-year-old Sonja Lawton was brought to the hospital in an unconscious state, doctors had feared that she would die, but after 8 hours she woke up and was taken home.

But now after a year, Sonja, 14, vanished from her home in Belvedere, South London, five weeks ago after being sucked into a world of drugs and alcohol.

Her mom Lidia, 42, revealed how her daughter ditched school, her family and friends to join an African gang in Hackney, East London.

Sonja went off the rails after her dad and I split in 2004. It was quite bitter because he moved in with Sonjas cousin who was 25, the Sun quoted her as saying.

It was difficult for Sonja but I never thought she was drinking until I got a call from her friend to say shed been rushed to hospital.

Sonja was dead to the world. Doctors flushed her system with water but she didnt respond. Thank God we got a call later saying she had opened her eyes. But she had no memory of what happened.

She was last home on January 15. Ive not seen her since.

She wont answer calls. I just want to know my little girl is OK. Ive no idea how she gets money.

I made this shocking photo of her public so parents and children can know the dangers of drinking, she added. (ANI)

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