Alcohazard! - Pint Glass
Young peoples brains may not tell them when they have drunk too much.
Alcohazard is a groundbreaking campaign to get young people animated about the issues of under aged drinking - The campaign uses a series of animated films with ‘voice overs’ from local young people to highlight the dangers of alcohol misuse.
A wide range of Wiltshire agencies have joined forces to make the campaign possible: NHS Wiltshire, Salisbury Area Board, Wiltshire Community Safety Partnership, the Youth Service, Wiltshire Assembly and Wiltshire College.
During 2009/10 there were 248 alcohol/drug related admissions to hospital in Wiltshire for people aged 17 and under.
As well as the serious health concerns of under aged drinking, it has also been linked to anti-social behaviour and unintentional injuries among both under 18s and young adults.
Although some surveys show that under aged drinking is decreasing the young people who are drinking are drinking more frequently and in larger quantities than before.
Salisbury Area Board helped to make this campaign happen after raising the issue of under aged drinking and anti social behaviour.
The project was coordinated by Creative Wiltshire involving young people from Wiltshire College and Salisbury Arts Centre working with creative professionals. Anyone who would like to find out more about the Alcohazard! project can contact the public health team's manager for children and young people's substance misuse, Lauraine Jones on 01225 775759 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Posted: Monday 9 July 12