Young people: pressure to drink
Young people can face significant pressure to drink alcohol, particularly on nights out where they might be “expected” to drink heavily, such as birthdays and celebrations or on occasions where friends or colleagues might be pre-drinking.
Remember – drinking alcohol is a personal choice. If you’re heading on a night out, don’t be afraid to order soft drinks or alternate alcohol with water. You’ll save money, feel better in the morning and ultimately make the right choices for you.
If you are affected by a young person’s drinking, call the CGL Wakefield Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service.
CGL can provide:
- 1:1, person-centred support for under-18s affected by substance misuse
- Support for parents and families affected by substance misuse
- Group sessions on cannabis, alcohol and New Psychoactive Substances
- Specialist training programmes for professionals who work with young people