Teenage Summer Binge Drinking Campaign

17/06/2009

Speaking as the government announced funding to tackle young people's binge drinking over the summer, Eric Carlin, Chair of the Drug Education Forum said:

We support anything that prevents young people being harmed by using alcohol or drugs.

But we do think that local partnerships must work with young people and their families to address young people’s use of alcohol and this must be about prevention as well as enforcement.

We urge the government to make sure that there is proper evaluation of the scheme and to ensure that what happens this summer is followed up by education and support in the autumn.

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