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ALCOHOL - SCENARIOS
V. Ryan © 2010
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Research has shown that young people sometimes drink alcohol, to a dangerous level. The following points list the reasons for this conclusion:
|The vast majority of young people say that
they have at least consumed alcohol at some point in their lives.
Vodka is the most popular drink. Vodka is high in alcohol and if drunk in excess, can be very dangerous.
The majority of underage drinkers have their alcohol purchased by older ‘friends’.
Many young people drink in public places, not at home.
Young people tend to drink with their friends rather than under the supervision of a their parents / guardians.
Many young people who have been drinking, make bad decisions due to the influence of alcohol.
Many young people are unaware of the health consequences of drinking alcohol.
Many young people who have been arrested by the police, have been drinking.
|Consider the following scenarios and write your opinion / views on each one. The key words / phrases may help you answer each scenario.|
|1. You are going to a friends party. He/she has asked you to bring ‘alcohol’. You are too young to buy alcoholic drinks, what would you do?|
|WOULD YOU STEAL FROM HOME? - WOULD YOU GET
AN OLDER FRIEND TO BUY THE DRINK? -
NOT ATTEND THE PARTY? - GO TO THE PARTY WITH SOFT DRINKS?
|2. One night you are out with friends and they are drinking alcohol. They pass the bottle to you. What would you do?|
|HAVE A DRINK? - REFUSE TO DRINK? - PRETEND TO DRINK? - PASS IT TO THE NEXT PERSON WITHOUT DRINKING? - TELL THE GROUP THAT DRINKING ALCOHOL IS ILLEGAL?|
|3. You are out one night with friends and they are drinking alcohol. One of them is ‘drunk’ and has consumed a lot of alcohol. He/she asks you to pass the bottle, so that he/she can have another drink. On a previous evening, this person had to go to hospital, due to drinking heavily. What would you do?|
|PASS THE BOTTLE SO THAT HE/SHE CAN DRINK? - PRETEND YOU HAVE NOT HEARD THEM ASK FOR THE BOTTLE? - SAY NO? - EXPLAIN HOW ALCOHOL IS DAMAGING THEIR HEALTH?|
|4. Young people often go to parties and alcohol is sometimes being consumed. What would you do if you saw a friend putting alcohol into a soft drink and then giving it to someone who has said they do not want an alcoholic drink?|
|FIND IT FUNNY? - TELL THE FRIEND TO STOP? - TELL THE PERSON WHO'S DRINK IS ‘SPIKED WITH ALCOHOL - WHAT YOUR FRIEND HAS DONE? - BE CONCERNED BUT DO NOTHING?|
|5. In the space below, draw a logo / symbol aimed at discouraging young people from drinking alcohol. See sample.|
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