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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

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website