Young people are introduced to alcohol, often at a very early age. This can be through the media, family or friends.

Being young brings its own worries and concerns, with society saying one thing and life saying another. It is like this with alcohol. Young people are discouraged from drinking too much but on the other hand it is available and targeted towards young people. So, what is safe
drinking for young people?

The recommended amount for adults is:

  • Women: 14 units a week (1-2 units a day)
  • Men: 21 units a week (1-3 units a day)

These units are for people whose bodies are fully developed. Therefore a young person should be drinking less than the amount recommended for adults. There are no safe limits set for young people.