Alcohol Awareness Resource Pack. Summer 2009. Top 10 Alcohol Awareness Websites. 0800 917 8282 – Drinkline 0800 1111 – Childline. To make links ‘live’ press F5 to run as slide show http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/ Drink Aware http://thinksafedrinksafe.co.uk/ Think Safe Drink Safe
0800 917 8282 – Drinkline
0800 1111 – Childline
To make links ‘live’ press F5 to run as slide show
http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/ Drink Aware
http://thinksafedrinksafe.co.uk/ Think Safe Drink Safe
http://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/servlets/doc/1213 Alcohol Concern
http://units.nhs.uk/index.php Know Your Limits
http://www.downyourdrink.org.uk/ Down Your Drink
http://www.alcohol-aware.org.uk/ Alcohol Aware
http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/ Al-Anon includes Alateen
http://www.talkaboutalcohol.com/Default.aspx Talk About Alcohol
According to a report published by charity Drinkaware, ‘tthree-fifths of professionals working with under-18s do not have the support and information they need to provide education about alcohol’
As a response to these findings, Drinkaware have developed an information pack for professionals working with under 18s and CYPN have developed a work pack with Vanessa Rogers which can be accessed here (webpage) or here (pdf)
You will all have copies of the Healthaware and Drinkaware resources which include activities, plans and CDs. This resource pack aims to complement those resources, and the relevant curriculum chapters, to give you as much support and information as possible to raise alcohol awareness in the young people you work with.
CURRICULUM CHAPTERS: chapter 10: Healthy Living
ECM OUTCOMES: Stay safe, be healthy, enjoy & achieve
Alcohol awareness aims to make young people aware of why they’re drinking, how much they’re drinking and the impacts on their health and wellbeing of using alcohol to excess. Addaction’s Rebecca Cheshire gives valuable advice for youth workers on tackling underage drinking http://www.cypnow.co.uk/Archive/782869/Health-Advice-Alcohol/
The Alcohol Issues website has a series of articles about issues relating to alcohol awareness: http://www.alcoholissues.co.uk/AlcoholAwarenessCategory.html
Alcohol Concern have a good leaflet about young people’s drinking discussing the statistical evidence: http://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/files/20040706_145136_young%20people%20factsheet%20-%20updated%20March%202004.pdf
Although produced in Canada, this leaflet has excellent common sense advice for young people, examining how they may be using alcohol and its effects – a good template for producing your own awareness leaflet:
The Guardian has a series of vox pops with young people discussing their alcohol use: www.guardian.co.uk/alcoholandyoungpeople
and the BBC has a series of podcasts on the cost of alcohol http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/9fcost_of_alcohol/
C4 has activities and links related to the programme ‘Hardeep Does Drinking’ http://www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/A/addiction/alcohol.html
Young people who enjoy making videos with their mobiles might be inspired by this project: http://www.aidan.co.uk/article-alcohol-awareness-film-manchester.htm
DO YOUNG PEOPLE DRINK?
WHY DO YOUNG PEOPLE DRINK?
Talking point – ideas to kickstart an alcohol awareness discussion http://www.cypnow.co.uk/Archive/868312/Talking-Point---Will-tougher-penalties-prevent-teenage-binge-drinking/
Drinkaware’s ideas are easily adaptable for a youth work setting http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/features/archive/2009/talking-to-your-children-about-alcohol
Intended for teachers, these lesson plans & resources are easily adaptable to a youth work setting http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/Alcoholandyou/Teachers/resources.html
If you’re working with teen pregnancy, raising awareness of foetal alcohol syndrome is good practice http://www.fasaware.co.uk/index.php
Crime Reduction toolkit http://www.crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk/toolkits/ar020103.htm
Frank has a range of resources http://www.talktofrank.com/
Road safety and drink driving http://www.dft.gov.uk/think/
Good range of resources for young people & youth workers http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/Alcoholandyou/default.html
Alcohol and mental health resources http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/alcohol/
Online alcohol awareness quiz – answer the 20 questions and see how aware you are:
Printable pdf quiz from the Barn http://www.barnypp.org.uk/Alcohol%20Quiz%201%20-%20multiple%20choice.PDF
Look Out – Alcohol! Activities are intended for 7-11 year olds but adaptable for older age groups http://www.lookoutalcohol.co.uk/teachers.html
Talk About Alcohol has curriculum resources that can be tailored to a youth work setting http://www.talkaboutalcohol.com/AtSchool/location-136.aspx#jump3
Alcohol & you: games and quizzes to test your knowledge http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/Alcoholandyou/test/default.html
Links2Alcohol ‘Pub Quiz’ http://www.lincs2alcohol.co.uk/test-your-knowledge/pub-quiz/index.html
Look Out! Alcohol alien game – intended for 7-11 year olds but quite a fun way of getting some of the alcohol awareness messages across for younger people http://www.lookoutalcohol.co.uk/look_out.html
NHS Drinkthink game – get on the leaderboard! http://units.nhs.uk/drinkthink/
NHS drink check http://www.drinkcheck.nhs.uk/quiz.php
Drinkaware unit calculator http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/tips-and-tools/drink-diary/
NHS unit calculator http://units.nhs.uk/unitCalculator.html
Truetube blame it on the booze videos http://www.truetube.co.uk/media.php?do=issues&issueid=57
Drink & drug videos from TheSite.org http://www.cypnow.co.uk/Archive/906038/Alcohol-youth-work-resources/
Youtube alcohol awareness videos (screen before use) http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alcohol+awareness+adverts&search_type=&aq=f
The links below lead to ideas for session plans. Some are lesson plans intended for use in schools but contain transferable ideas for activities.
Alcohol concern toolkit for families: http://www.alcoholandfamilies.org.uk/documents/T/teacher-tools_lessonplans.htm
Alcohol and your body – intended for KS2 but contains adaptable activity sheets http://www.bntl.org/alcohol_body_flp.pdf
Ideas for lesson plans with adaptable ideas for youth work e.g. conversation starters, scenarios (opens with Word) http://www.hi-netgrampian.org/hinet/2469.445.html?pMenuID=4&pElementID=445
Article ‘Drunk at 12’ – quite long but would make good basis for discussion http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=311779
Diageo DrinkIQ educators resources – binge drinking and underage drinking http://www.drinkiq.com/en-row/Pages/educators-resources.aspx
Science based lesson plans with activities to clearly demonstrate the effects of alcohol http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/alcohol/guide/guide_lessons_toc.htm
Links to a series of lesson plans – school based but adaptable for youth work http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/health/alcohol/
Lesson plans and resources from Alcohol Awareness (US based but still relevant e.g. The excuse generator) http://breitlinks.com/alcoholawareness/lesson.htm
Alcohol gets into the bloodstream within a few minutes of drinking and is carried to all parts of the body. The effects can take hours to wear off and vary depending on:
Know Your Limits unit calculator, drink diary and great advice
Talk about Alcohol Facts, challenges and resources
Drink Timer iphone app that tells you when your body will be alcohol free
Alcohol Aware Plus a series of apps to help you calculate units, keep track of your drinking and more
Mail Goggles stops you sending drunken emails you might regret!
Drink!Q What’s your drink IQ?
Truth About Booze Do you know the truth about booze?
Myths & Facts
You can use these answers to complete the crossword – but watch out, there are more words in the wordsearch than in the crossword. Write down the extra word and then try the recipes!
Mocktail Partythanks to View London for the great recipes – for more visit http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/non-alcoholic-cocktails-feature-2024.html
Why not try holding an alcohol awareness Mocktail party? Use cool cocktail glasses, umbrellas, mini sparklers and these great recipes and we’ll guarantee you won’t notice that these are Mocktails not cocktails!
Virgin MaryHalf fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add 300ml of tomato juice, between 2-10 dashes of Tabasco sauce, depending on your hot pepper tolerance), 2-3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, a teaspoon of horseradish sauce, the juice of quarter of a lemon, and a quick grind of salt and pepper. Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball. Garnish with a small stick of celery.
Gentle Sea BreezeShake a mixture of equal measures of cranberry juice and pineapple juice, and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Safe Sex on the BeachAdd 1 large (50ml) shot of peach juice, 3 large shots of pineapple juice, 3 large shots of orange juice, and the juice of half a lime to a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Stir and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Garnish with a lime wedge, strawberry and orange twist.
Liver RecoveryUse a juicer to juice 2 apples, 6 strawberries and a banana, then blend the juice with a handful of ice cubes and pour into a large rocks glass.
Coco ColadaPlace a couple of handfuls of ice, and 2 parts of pineapple juice to 1 part of coconut milk into a blender. Blend and pour into a chilled Martini glass.
Brooke ShieldsA modern version of the classic Shirley Temple. Into a cocktail shaker filled with two thirds of ice, add a large (50ml) shot of orange juice, a small (25ml) shot of lemon juice, a dash of lime juice, and shake and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Add a dash of grenadine, top up with ginger ale, and garnish with a cherry.
All the answers can be found in the Alcohol Awareness
Glass Half Full
What are the positives of drinking alcohol?
All the answers start or end with the letter in the spider’s body – write the answers along the spider’s legs
Match the right number of units to each drink
Now can you fit the words into this story?
You get a h_______ when you get drunk and you need to drink a lot of water because you’ll be d________. You may also suffer from a______ and pains and you’ll probably have a terrible h_______! You’ll also be spending a lot of time in the toilet with s_______ and d________________ and you’ll probably be feeling pretty cross and i__________. It’s not unusual to feel the room is s_______ around and you may feel d_______ when you stand up. You’ll also be suffering with low b_____ sugar but you probably won’t be able to e___ or d______ without feeling ill! In fact, you’ll probably feel so t____ you’d be better off going straight back to b___!
Spider, units and hangover wordsearch
Beer=2 but could be twice that if it’s strong lager
Cocktail = 5
Alcopop = 2
Wine = 1 for a small glass but more likely to be 2
Spirit = 1 for a single shot
You get a hangover when you get drunk and you need to drink a lot of water because you’ll be dehydrated. You may also suffer from aches and pains and you’ll probably have a terrible headache! You’ll also be spending a lot of time in the toilet with sickness and diarrhea and you’ll probably be feeling pretty cross and irritable. It’s not unusual to feel the room is spinning around and you may feel dizzy when you stand up. You’ll also be suffering with low blood sugar but you probably won’t be able to eat or drink without feeling ill! In fact, you’ll probably feel so tired you’d be better off going straight back to bed!