Belfast Telegraph

Alcohol warning for youths

With thousands of young people receiving exam results this summer, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding parents of the value of talking to their child about alcohol.

Victoria Creasy, senior manager for public health at the PHA, says: “Alcohol is a huge part of our culture and there is a strong link between starting to drink at a young age and problem alcohol use as an adult.

“By discussing with their children the risks of drinking, parents can have a positive impact on their attitudes towards alcohol and help prevent their child developing problems with alcohol. “

For tips on talking to your child about alcohol visit www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/you-your-child-and-alcohol or telephone the Parents’ Advice Centre helpline on 0808 8010 722

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