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[Alcohol Action Ireland] Parents encouraged to speak to children about risks of alcohol ahead of Leaving Cert celebrations. (10 Aug 2015)

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Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, is encouraging parents to talk to their children about the risks associated with alcohol ahead of their Leaving Cert results on Wednesday.

“It’s natural that young people receiving their Leaving Cert results want to go out and celebrate with their friends. This is an important milestone for them and they should enjoy the celebrations,” said Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland.

“Getting the Leaving Cert results can be an emotional and, for some, stressful time, particularly for those who may not have done quite as well as they had hoped. If you add alcohol into the mix this can make an already challenging situation even more difficult for young people and put their health and safety at risk, particularly if they drink to levels they haven’t done before,” said Ms Costello.

Alcohol Action Ireland is urging parents to play their part in ensuring their children stay safe and well by talking to them about their plans ahead of the release of the Leaving Cert results.......

[Article includes 5 tips for parents and 5 tips for teens]


Item Type:News
Source:Alcohol Action Ireland
Date:10 August 2015
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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