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With many young Australians in end of year celebration mode, we’ve released a new resource to highlight the harms of adolescent drinking and encourage the whole of community to take action to prevent and minimise these harms.
Many parents are concerned about alcohol as well as other drugs as their children grow up, and for good reason.
Young people are at greater risk of alcohol-related harm than adults. Relatively recent research has shown that the brain keeps developing until we’re in our mid-twenties, and that alcohol is more harmful than previously thought to young people.
Alcohol contributes to the 3 leading causes of death among young people:
As a result, parents often feel overwhelmed as their children grow up and they have to deal with issues like alcohol and drugs. But there are many things you can do to prevent them from developing problems including: