Did you Know?

Alcohol

Did you know that teenage bodies handle alcohol differently from adult bodies? They are less sensitive to the physical indicators of being drunk, such as slurring words and swaying. At this point a young person is in the later stages of drunkenness and should be monitored closely. They may need medical help.

For some young people, drinking under supervision can build false confidence, meaning they drink more than they otherwise would in unsupervised and less safe situations. Have a think about the world through their eyes. What do you think they might see as normal behaviour around alcohol?

Watch this video for some facts about alcohol.

Key Tips

Eat before
you drink
Count the
standard drinks
Avoid drinking
while pregnant