For young people, alcohol can be easy to access, but how do they know how much is safe to drink? What if they don't want to drink but all their friends do? Do they know what the effects of drinking alcohol are?
This hands-on resource will help young people understand all the facts about alcohol, encourage them to think about and discuss the issues, and help them make positive choices. It is packed with engaging and imaginative activities that explore issues such as safe drinking, peer pressure, risks, the effects of alcohol, and alcohol and the media. Activities range from fun group games and challenging quizzes to role-plays and thought-provoking discussions, and are suitable for young people aged 13-19, in groups or one-on-one. This second edition is fully updated and contains many new activities.
This resource will be invaluable for anyone working with young people, including teachers, youth workers, alcohol support workers, social workers, and youth offending teams.
Vanessa Rogers is a qualified teacher and youth worker with over ten years' experience both at practitioner and management levels. Prior to becoming a nationally acclaimed youth work consultant, Vanessa managed a wide range of services for young people including a large youth centre and targeted detached projects in Hertfordshire, UK. Vanessa has written a number of popular resource books for those working with young people, including A Little Book of Drugs, A Little Book of Tobacco, Cyberbullying, Working with Young Women, 2nd edition, and Working with Young Men, 2nd edition. Vanessa's website can be found at www.vanessarogers.co.uk.
Acknowledgements. About the Author. Introduction. Warm-ups. Activities. Review Tips. Ground rules. Alcohol Information. Short history of alcohol. Alcohol - the effects. Drinking responsibly. UK and Republic of Ireland units and legal information. USA units and legal information. Canada units and legal information. Australia units and legal information. Tips for safer drinking . Warm ups. Pour Me a Drink! Alcohol Ball. Categories. Taking Risks. Hot Seat Circle. Hangman. Alcohol Wordsearch. Did You Know? Name the Country. Activities. Exploring Positive and Negative Peer Pressure. Have a Drink. Influencing Exercise. More Likely or Less Likely? Why Drink? Alcohol Value Maps. Alcohol Drama. Mixed Messages. What's in a Drink? If I Made the Law. Society - who does alcohol harm most? Bottles. Alcohol Body Map. Control Measures Discussion. Understanding Units. Alcohol and Gender. Alcohol and the Media. Helping Hand. Would Have / Should Have. A Day in the Life. Emergency Room. Soap Street. Review Tips. 43. True or False Review. Three Things Circle. One Thing. Word Box. 47. Review Quiz. Review Quiz Answers. Additional Support.