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Alcohol Misuse

Alcohol misuse

Alcohol

Alcohol is a drink which affects our brain and how we act and react to things.  When drunk in moderation the effects aren't pronounced and therefore are usually not harmful. If an excessive amount of alcohol is drunk, however, then there can be several issues caused from this. Some things that may happen are:

  • It slows down your body and makes accidents more likely to happen.
  • You might become violent when you are drunk.
  • Drinking a lot in one go can be very dangerous.
  • People may pass out, choke on their own sick, overdose and even die.
  • Every weekend hospitals pump the stomachs of young people who have drunk too much.
  • Being drunk makes you vulnerable and someone could take advantage of you more easily.
  • Regular, heavy use can lead to alcoholism. People then feel they have to drink all the time to avoid feeling ill.
  • Regular, heavy use can damage your liver, heart, stomach and brain.

 

Useful contacts:

childline plus number

If you want to know more about the effects of drinking, visit Childline's alcohol page.

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Frank

Confidential service offering advice, support with drugs and alcohol issues for all ages.

Phone: 0800 776 600

Website: http://www.talktofrank.com/

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CAN Young People Bedfordshire (CAN YP)

Service for 10-19 year olds. Confidential service for young people worried about themselves or others.

Phone: 01234 344911

Website: http://www.can.org.uk/

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PUKE

james kingham project (jkp), 32 St John's Street, Bedford, Beds, MK42 0DH
Phone: 01234 344133

Website: http://www.asc-puke.co.uk

 

News

Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here