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Posted On: 6th Apr 2018

Underage Drinking Dangers

Scene from film
Scene from film
Scene from film

A group of Worcester teenagers are sending a sobering reminder about the dangers of underage drinking.

 

The young women, who have all had negative experiences with alcohol, are encouraging others their age to know their limits and make good life decisions.

 

They’ve made a film with Fixers to share their message.

 

Team member, Chelsea Smith, 16, said: ‘Due to drinking, we have all been in situations we didn't want to be in. We've experienced things such as not knowing where we are on a night out, sexual harassment and unwanted attention.

 

‘Our campaign isn’t only about drinking and knowing your limits but it’s also about not having to dress to impress. We would plaster our faces in make-up and wear inappropriate clothing just to get other people’s attention. We weren’t being ourselves.’

 

Dione Adams, 16, adds: ‘Drinking is a big problem for underage people. I think everyone needs to understand this. It can be reduced by knowing your limits and making sure you get home safe.’

 

The group's Fixers film uses a night out to demonstrate how drinking too much can have nasty consequences.

 

It urges young people to think twice about their actions and not be influenced by others.

 

 

Speaking as a collective, they added: ‘We are very happy with the film that has been produced. We think it helps get the message across and will hopefully help young girls in the future.

 

‘We plan to share it everywhere we can and we wish it helps people to realise how much drink can have an impact on you.

 

‘Younger people need to realise the hazards of drinking alcohol. Many young people do not realise the serious affects it can have on your body and the different actions you make which you wouldn’t make if you were sober.

 

‘You don’t have to get dressed up and drink to have a good time.’

 

This project was funded by Comic Relief.

Author: N. Farooq

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