The professionals area was developed by user feedback. You will now find summaries of youth research, examples of local alcohol projects, a guide to alcohol education resources & helpful contacts on our site. There are also five workshop plans for 11-16 year olds and four associated factsheets covering the following topic areas. These are all free to download.
- Alcohol & its journey through the body
- Alcohol & You
- Alcohol & Emotional health
- Alcohol & Risk taking
- Alcohol & Sexual health
A recent Drinkaware YouGov poll showed over a third of 16-17 year olds would prefer to get the facts about alcohol direct from their parents. We are providing parents with some help to do just that. The new parents area covers government advice on young people and alcohol, the law, advice to give your child and pointers on when to talk to them. There are also some interesting vox pops with parents telling us their thoughts on questions such as 'What would you do if your child asked you to supply alcohol for their 16th birthday party?' and 'Should schools be responsible for alcohol education or should it be up to parents?'
Drinkaware and Brook partnership
- One in four (25%) admit they would be more likely to have sex without a condom if they were drinking alcohol but over half (51%) rarely or never carry condoms on a night out;
- One third (32%) would be unlikely to have an STI test after having sex without a condom;
- 15% get drunk at least three times a week;
- Over a third (34%) walked home alone at night in the dark when drunk;
- One in 10 (10%) had sex when they were drunk and regretted it afterwards.
Brook and Drinkaware have also worked on a new sexual health & alcohol booklet.