One Australian under the age of 17 yrs die and more than 60 are hospitalised each week from alcohol related causes.
Most people at some time in their lives have suffered from the tragic effects of excessive alcohol consumption in themselves or others.
Binge drinking is a huge problem in Australian society, Australians are drinking more and are staring at a younger age.
Young people who commence drinking at 14 years are 4 times more likely to have problems with alcohol when they are adults.
The children who have parents who give them alcohol in the hope that it will teach them to drink responsibly are more likely to have problems with alcohol as an adult than those whose parents didn’t give their children any alcohol at all.
Bottom line, underage drinking should be discouraged from the very start. It is dangerous and not safe for growing kids.