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Here are the resources we found for alcohol for young people:

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Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

(Featured resource)Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain changing enormously during this period. This video discusses adolescent brain development and highlights the effects of alcohol and risky drinking on different brain regions, as well as its impact on behaviour.

Alcohol and Why People Drink

Sophie Foster joins Childline to chat about under age drinking, peer pressure and how to stay safe. Alcohol affects everybody in different ways, and you can never know what is going to happen if you drink alcohol. Sophie highlights that if you do intend to drink, it is important to stay safe. Stick to places you know, never go alone, and keep your phone charged.

Hi, I’m Lucy

Hi, I’m Lucy and I have an alcohol problem. Let’s talk about it. In this video, Lucy Moon talks about how she realised she has an alcohol problem and how she looked for videos to help with her alcoholism and couldn’t find any so she made her own.

Sally’s Story: Dealing with Bullying and Family Issues

Sally was bullied at school, had problems at home and her dad was an alcoholic. She called Childline for help and this is her story.

Alcohol and Booze

This webpage covers what alcohol is, how it can make you feel, what risks are associated with drinking alcohol, and the government guidelines and recommendations are for consuming alcohol.

Alcohol

Drinking alcohol and getting drunk affects the way you think and feel. Some people might try to cope with worried by drinking alcohol but it can be dangerous so it’s important to know the facts. On this page you can find information about alcohol and the law, feeling pressured to drink, how to tell if you have a drinking problem and helping someone with a drinking problem.

Advice for Children of Alcoholic Parents

This is a free to access resource available on the national association for children of alcoholics website. it is in the form of an information sheet, and gives advice to children who have parents who have problems with alcohol. The information sheet gives advice under 4 main titles, these include, things to remember, ways to feel better, ways to stay safe and coping with the death of a parent.

Parents and Alcohol

Lots of parents drink alcohol which can be fine in sensible amounts but drinking too much can cause lots of problems. It can affect your life if a parent or someone close to you is drinking too much but Childline can help. On this page you will find information and advice on what a drinking problem is, what you can do, what happens if you tell someone and the effects of drinking.

I’m worried I’m drinking too much Alcohol

Many people ask themselves what an acceptable level of drinking is and wonder if their drinking is still just social or is becoming a problem. This eye-opening recording from Zumos will ask you questions that if answered honestly, will give you an answer.

Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

(Featured resource)Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain changing enormously during this period. This video discusses adolescent brain development and highlights the effects of alcohol and risky drinking on different brain regions, as well as its impact on behaviour.

Alcohol and Why People Drink

Sophie Foster joins Childline to chat about under age drinking, peer pressure and how to stay safe. Alcohol affects everybody in different ways, and you can never know what is going to happen if you drink alcohol. Sophie highlights that if you do intend to drink, it is important to stay safe. Stick to places you know, never go alone, and keep your phone charged.

Hi, I’m Lucy

Hi, I’m Lucy and I have an alcohol problem. Let’s talk about it. In this video, Lucy Moon talks about how she realised she has an alcohol problem and how she looked for videos to help with her alcoholism and couldn’t find any so she made her own.

Alcohol and Booze

This webpage covers what alcohol is, how it can make you feel, what risks are associated with drinking alcohol, and the government guidelines and recommendations are for consuming alcohol.

Alcohol

Drinking alcohol and getting drunk affects the way you think and feel. Some people might try to cope with worried by drinking alcohol but it can be dangerous so it’s important to know the facts. On this page you can find information about alcohol and the law, feeling pressured to drink, how to tell if you have a drinking problem and helping someone with a drinking problem.

Advice for Children of Alcoholic Parents

This is a free to access resource available on the national association for children of alcoholics website. it is in the form of an information sheet, and gives advice to children who have parents who have problems with alcohol. The information sheet gives advice under 4 main titles, these include, things to remember, ways to feel better, ways to stay safe and coping with the death of a parent.

I’m worried I’m drinking too much Alcohol

Many people ask themselves what an acceptable level of drinking is and wonder if their drinking is still just social or is becoming a problem. This eye-opening recording from Zumos will ask you questions that if answered honestly, will give you an answer.

Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

(Featured resource)Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain changing enormously during this period. This video discusses adolescent brain development and highlights the effects of alcohol and risky drinking on different brain regions, as well as its impact on behaviour.

Alcohol and Why People Drink

Sophie Foster joins Childline to chat about under age drinking, peer pressure and how to stay safe. Alcohol affects everybody in different ways, and you can never know what is going to happen if you drink alcohol. Sophie highlights that if you do intend to drink, it is important to stay safe. Stick to places you know, never go alone, and keep your phone charged.

Hi, I’m Lucy

Hi, I’m Lucy and I have an alcohol problem. Let’s talk about it. In this video, Lucy Moon talks about how she realised she has an alcohol problem and how she looked for videos to help with her alcoholism and couldn’t find any so she made her own.

I’m worried I’m drinking too much Alcohol

Many people ask themselves what an acceptable level of drinking is and wonder if their drinking is still just social or is becoming a problem. This eye-opening recording from Zumos will ask you questions that if answered honestly, will give you an answer.

Alcohol and Booze

This webpage covers what alcohol is, how it can make you feel, what risks are associated with drinking alcohol, and the government guidelines and recommendations are for consuming alcohol.

Alcohol

Drinking alcohol and getting drunk affects the way you think and feel. Some people might try to cope with worried by drinking alcohol but it can be dangerous so it’s important to know the facts. On this page you can find information about alcohol and the law, feeling pressured to drink, how to tell if you have a drinking problem and helping someone with a drinking problem.

Advice for Children of Alcoholic Parents

This is a free to access resource available on the national association for children of alcoholics website. it is in the form of an information sheet, and gives advice to children who have parents who have problems with alcohol. The information sheet gives advice under 4 main titles, these include, things to remember, ways to feel better, ways to stay safe and coping with the death of a parent.