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13-17 Years

In this age range young people may view themselves as experienced drinkers.  It is still illegal for young people to purchase alcohol or for an adult to purchase on their behalf.  Make sure they are aware of the dangers to health and personal safety if they choose to drink.

Visit the Drinkaware and Alcohol Educational Trust websites for help about talking to your child about alcohol

Video Clips

Check out Sophie’s story on The Choices for Life website where she decides to drink alcohol at a party and things take a turn for the worst.

Visit the Alcohol Education Trust for advice on house parties.

Also check out "Is It Worth it?" on YouTube

Try the Quiz

Listen to the Audio Clip Below

How would you respond?

  1. Send Michael home and ground Ryan
  2. Put a lock on his garage fridge door
  3. Explain to both boys that it is not safe for them to be drinking because they are too young