Young people and alcohol
By Fast Forward Positive Lifestyles Ltd

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For practitioners working with young people aged 10-25, this resource manual will help newcomers and those with experience to feel comfortable and confident in delivering alcohol education programmes. Intensely practical, all the material has been tried and tested in various settings with male, female and mixed gender groups. Extensive examples of exercises - and numerous photocopiable resources - will help you address issues such as gender, drinking patterns, role models, cultural differences and the law… in ways that are relevant to the whole of the UK. Among the resources provided are two quizzes (for 10-11-year-olds, and 11-15 year-olds) and (tucked inside the back flap of the manual) a copy of a poster.

The information section was revised in August 2011, and a new poster is now included. The activities are unchanged.

A4 wiro. 108 pages. 9781903855-51-5. Published 2005. £29.95.


Alcohol information
What is alcohol?
The body
Mental health
Drinking patterns
Alcohol industry
The law
Cultural influence
Helping agencies
Developing and Running an Alcohol Education Programme
Getting started
Group structure
The programme
Using exercises
Adult groups
Ethnic minority groups
Role models
Further support
Exercises and photocopiable resources


"Packed with photocopiable activities to use with groups… without doubt one of the most accessible resources around… Well written and with information to back up your knowledge, this is the ideal pack to use in generic youth work settings." Young People Now.

"This workbook fulfils its main aim and is a good resource to use with young people. Hammered is a well-structured, wide ranging resource (covering information relating to gender, age and cultural differences)." Community Safety Journal.

"An invaluable reference text for leaving care teams, social workers with older children and adolescents, designated teachers in schools, further education college tutors, psychologists and health workers…. densely packed with useful information." Young Minds Magazine.