16+ resources

Useful information for older teenagers and young adults

For further advice, please contact info@alcoholeducationtrust.org

Tips for safer drinking

units

It is important to understand units and how to stay within safe limits.

food

Eating will help slow the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream.

contraception

Be prepared with contraception if there is a chance it will be needed.

taxi

Plan how to get home before going out.

becoming_ill

Try to avoid loading up with alcohol before going out. It increases the chances of becoming ill from drinking too much.

glass_water

Alternating soft drinks or water with each alcoholic drink will help to reduce overall alcohol intake.

mixing drugs

Avoid mixing alcohol and drugs as it is uncertain what the effects will be.

possessions

Keep valuable possessions out of sight.

Drink_spiking

Only accept drinks from good friends – or take the drink directly from bar staff to be safe.

look_out

Make sure that friends look out for each other and stay with people who can be trusted.

ambulance

If a friend becomes ill from drinking, stay with them and look after them. Call an ambulance if they become unconscious.

go_home

Never go home alone or with a stranger.

cool off

Walk away from situations that are stressful or annoying. Find a quiet place to calm down.

Talk to friends about alternative ways of having fun that don’t involve alcohol. Use the money on the cinema, bowling or buying a football.

For help to cut down on drinking, confide in a parent, teacher or doctor.

 

Advice about drink Spiking

 

Alcohol information

 

Drink_spiking

Drink Spiking information, film clips and fact sheet

How many units in a drink?

What you need to know about drinking and driving

Where to go for help and support

 

alcohol_effects

How too much alcohol effects the body

alcohol_law

Alcohol and the Law

drinks_and_units

Drinks and units

tips_for_safer_drinking

Tips for safer drinking

Cannabis information

cannabis_factsheet

Cannabis fact sheet

mixing_alcohol_and_drugs

Mixing alcohol and other drugs

cannabis_effects

The negative effects of cannabis on the body

Where to go for help

where_to_go

Where to go for help