The Facts About Alcohol

Alcohol affects the brain – Drinking alcohol leads to a loss of coordination, poor judgment, slowed reflexes, distorted vision, memory lapses, and even blackouts.

Alcohol affects the body – Alcohol can damage every organ in your body. It is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and can increase risks for a variety of life-threatening diseases, including cancer.

Alcohol depresses a person’s central nervous system, lowers inhibitions, and impairs your judgment.

Alcohol can kill -Drinking large amounts of alcohol can lead to coma or even death.

Alcohol can hurt others even if they’re not the ones drinking. If teenagers are around people who are drinking, they have an increased risk of being seriously injured, involved in car crashes, or affected by violence.

What the Law says:

It is illegal…

  • To sell or buy alcohol to someone under 18
  • For an adult to buy or attempt to buy alcohol on behalf of someone under 18
  • For someone under 18 to drink alcohol in licensed premises, except where the child is 16 or 17 years old and accompanied by an adult. In this case it is legal for them to drink, but not buy, beer, wine and cider with a table meal.
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