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Key alcohol messages for young people

This week is Alcohol Awareness Week. Warwickshire DAAT has taken this opportunity to signpost schools and other  practitioners to guidance, resources, services and training.

The key message to young people is that it is ok to say ‘no’ to alcohol and if you do drink alcohol to make sure you stay safe.

Schools and services have been asked to display a special presentation on information screens during the week.

Guidance from the Chief Medical Officer advises that children aged under 15 should never drink alcohol, even in small quantities. It is healthiest for children not to drink alcohol until they are 18 years old.

In Warwickshire, fewer young people are drinking alcohol every week and fewer young people are being admitted to hospital for alcohol-related conditions. However, the frequency of alcohol use by young people in Warwickshire remains just above the national average.

About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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