The Community Safety Partnership commissioned a report into
alcohol awareness and its links to drugs, health and crime.
It gauges young people's views about alcohol, education about
harm reduction, and explains links to criminality (especially
criminal damage and violence).
Alcohol awareness comic for teenagers
The Partnerships Together campaign has launched a comic to
encourage teenagers to think about the dangers of alcohol. This fun
resource booklet is aimed at young people - but with a serious
underlying message about the risks associated with excessive
The comic has been produced in consultation with West
Lancashire Borough Council and maps out the different paths
that two youngsters have taken. One involves too much drinking and
the other shows a night out without alcohol. Both are linked to
each other but have different endings with lessons to be learnt! It
also highlights some essential first aid tips, useful numbers and
the units in drinks.
Titled 'Alcohol, It's Your Choice', the publication is hoped to be
a thought-provoking tool in the fight to help young people make
sensible decisions when it comes to drinking.
Get a copy online
Download a copy of the Alcohol Awareness comic (Adobe
PDF format, 915kb)
Facts and figures about teenage alcohol abuse
Some fact and figures about underage drinking:
- 13 young people each day are admitted to hospital as a result
- Binge drinking can cause serious health damage as this may be
more alcohol than your body can process safely
- There are no safe limits for young people to drink
- More people die each year from alcohol related illnesses than
- Alcohol robs your body of Vitamin B - which can cause skin
damage and diarrhoea