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Alcohol and young people

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As a teenager, you may be interested in drinking alcohol. Perhaps your friends talk about drinking or you think you will have more fun, and fit in, if you drink. It's important to understand how alcohol can affect you, and if you choose to drink, how to do it safely and responsibly.

More information

The website Reachout has many great topics in it's Alcohol section including

Parenting SA has developed a Parent Easy Guide called Young people and parties http://www.parenting.sa.gov.au/ 

 Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia has prepared an information sheet for parents called 'Safer celebrations - Plan a safer party'.


South Australia

  • Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia  
  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service - telephone 1300 13 13 40 – 24-hour confidential telephone counselling and information
  • Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc – telephone (08) 8351 9031:
  • Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group (for families of people with a drinking problem)
    - telephone (08) 8231 2959 (24 hour service) or (08) 8212 6824.


Australian Drug Information Network:

Lawstuff, legal information for young Australians

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