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JUST A LAUGH?

LET'S TALK ABOUT

ALCOHOL

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We are kind and supportive of one another

We listen, learn and contribute (when we feel comfortable to do so)

We respect everyone’s right to privacy and do not ask personal questions

We share stories but not the names of people in those stories

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We can opt out if something makes us feel uncomfortable

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QUICK QUIZ

EXPLORATION ACTIVITY

What is a safe amount of alcohol
for a young person to drink?

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There are NO safe amounts
for young people to drink.

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Can alcohol affect your academic
or sporting performance?

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YES, it impairs memory, delays
muscle repair and affects
coordination.

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Name five SHORT TERM affects that
alcohol has on the body or the mind:

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It can dehydrate the body, contribute
to weight gain, cause spots, affect
decision making and negatively
affect your mood.

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Name five LONG TERM affects that
alcohol has on the body or the mind:

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It can cause cancer, damage the
heart, damage the pancreas,
damage the liver and cause
brain damage in unborn babies.

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How old must you be to buy alcohol
in a shop, off-license, pub or a bar?

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18 years old in the UK.

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KNOW THE FACTS

Alcohol is produced when yeast converts the
sugar in grains, vegetables, fruits and plants

Alcohol is a very strong legal drug

More people die from alcohol-related harm
each year than all illegal drugs put together

Alcohol can cause harm to your health
and affect how well you make decisions

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HOW CAN ALCOHOL
AFFECT OUR BODIES?

Skin

Heart

Pancreas

Liver

Baby's development

Cancers

Immune system

Brain development and damage

Memory

Decision making

Emotions

Coordination

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JUST A FEW DRINKS:
ALAN'S STORY

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SECTION 30

Section 30 (Policing and Crime
Act 2009) gives the police the
power to seize alcohol from
young people who are drinking
in public places. This can result
in a young person having a
criminal record.

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ALCOHOL:
HIDDEN MESSAGE,
HIDDEN AGENDA

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YOU WOULDN'T
START YOUR NIGHT
LIKE THIS

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ALCOHOL: THE REAL DEAL

Create a poster that represents the truth about how
alcohol can affect a person - be as creative as you like

Here are some suggestions on what you can include:

• How alcohol affects the body
• How alcohol increases the risk of accidents or injuries
• How alcohol increases the risk of being vulnerable
• How alcohol might lead to you breaking the law
• How we can have just as good a time without alcohol

EXPLORATION ACTIVITY

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YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to be healthy

You have the right to be safe

You have the right to make informed decisions about your life

You have the right to feel good about yourself, free from pressure

You have the right to have a good time without alcohol

You have the right to make your own choices free from negative influences

You have the right to say no!