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Is it true that the police will confiscate alcohol from someone who is under 18? Yes, if anyone under 18 is in a public place, like a park or on the beach, the police will take away any alcohol opened or unopened that they have with them. The police will probably take the young person home and interview their parents and may choose to let their school know. Is it ok for someone under 18 to ask an adult (18+) to buy alcohol for them? If anyone underage asks a friend who is 18 or over to buy al...
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Why does alcohol affect men and women differently? Basically, women have less body water than men and less of the enzyme (ADH) which breaks down alcohol in their tummies and liver – so women tend to get drunk quicker as their blood alcohol content rises quicker. How does alcohol make you feel drunk? When you’re drunk you feel giddy, slur your speech, feel unsteady, your vision blurs and you’ll often be sick. Alcohol (ethanol) circulates in your blood stream, organs and brain until your liv...
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Want To Learn More?

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Is it true that the police will confiscate alcohol from you if you’re under 18? Yes, if you’re in a public place, like a park or on the beach, the police will take away any alcohol opened or unopened that you have with you. They will probably take you home and interview your parents and may choose to let your school know. Is it ok to ask someone over 18 to buy alcohol for me? If you ask a friend who is over 18 to buy alcohol for you, they risk having a fine and a caution from the police. This...
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Body Watch

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Body Watch What happens when someone has an alcoholic drink? Body watch shows you what happens to an adult's body and behaviour. But remember that the same amount of alcohol would have a much bigger effect on a child or a young person. Brain Too much alcohol acts a depressant on the brain, the control centre of the body. It can make the drinker feel happy for a little while, but that's followed by a depressing low. Long-term drinking can kill off brain cells and lead to memory loss and ...
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Alcohol and the Law

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Alcohol and the Law Buying alcohol for yourself It is against the law for anyone under the age of 18 to buy alcohol - whether in a pub, shop, bar or club No ID no sale Even if you are over 18 and you don't have Id, shopkeepers and licensed premises can refuse to serve you if you look younger. Buying alcohol for someone else It is against the law for someone over the age of 18 to knowingly buy alcohol for someone under age - this is called buying by proxy.  They could face a fine and poli...
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Match Numbers

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Have a go at matching the picture to the number of drinks someone might drink for the consequence to happen! Some have more than one answer, and there are some situations where adults shouldn’t drink at all – see if you can spot which ones. Fight 2,4,6 How many drinks would it take for this to happen? Sorry! Someone is much more likely to get involved in a fight or have an argument if they’ve been drinking. Well Done! If someone is under-age EVEN one or two drinks could make them m...
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How much is too much?

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NHS and UK Chief Medical Officers' advice on units and drinking guidelines What is a unit and how much is too much? A pint of lower strength (4%) lager, beer or cider 2 units A pint of medium strength (5%) lager, beer or cider 3 units A 440ml can of medium strength (5%) lager, beer or cider 2 units A 500ml can of high strength (7.5-9%) lager, beer or cider 4 units A small bottle (275ml) of lower strength (4%) alcopop 1 unit A large bottle (700ml) o...
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Alcohol Clock Game

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Alcohol Clock Game The alcohol clock game is a rehearsal strategy and is not reflecting current behaviour. Imagine in the future you are planning a night out for an 18th Birthday party – What choices will you make during the evening and at what time? This fun activity will show  how many units each alcoholic drink chosen contains and how long it takes for an adult’s body to digest each drink – It takes an average of one hour for the liver to break down a ½ pint of beer or a shot – two hou...
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