This video firstly aims to raise the awareness of the harms of underage drinking. Developed for use in parent evenings to open up discussions regarding the responsibilities of adults who have young people drinking alcohol in their care.
The video is centred on two personal stories retold by parents. Bruce and Lorraine Clark recount the circumstances surrounding their 15 yr old son, Leigh who died from alcohol overdose. Leigh was given alcohol by another parent and died after attempting to walk home intoxicated from a party. Jody retells the story of her 17 yr son, Luke, who suffered acute alcohol intoxication after drinking a bottle of vodka. Included is an interview with Geoff Munro from the Australian Drug Foundation.
Most parents will relate to the circumstances described in these stories.
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