There are different kinds of alcohol.
The kind that people drink is called ethyl alcohol.
This is made by fermenting different things with yeast and water.
what kind of drink is being made.
Grain makes whisky and beer.
Potatoes make vodka.
Grapes make wine and brandy.
Honey makes mead.
Sugar makes rum.
Many kids would see parents and older young people drinking alcohol as a social thing. It
is not surprising that some kids think that drinking alcohol is cool, makes them seem
more grown up and is the 'thing to do'.
A young person's body cannot cope with the effects of alcohol and this may lead to
him/her behaving in an unsafe way. Also too much alcohol is a dangerous poison for
children. Many very young children have had to go to hospital with alcohol poisoning
after they have gone around the house after an adult's party, and 'finished' all the drinks
that have been left where they can reach them.
Spirits, like whisky or vodka, have a lot of alcohol in a small
amount so a standard drink would be a small amount, about 30
Wine would have 10 grams of alcohol in 100 ml.
A light beer would have 10 grams of alcohol in 425ml.
Cans and bottles of alcoholic drinks may have different amounts
When people have too much alcohol they get sick (and many of them vomit), they are not in full control of their minds and bodies, and they are not able to think clearly or to make good choices (especially about whether it is safe for them to drive).
asking for a soft drink or saying that you are not thirsty
suggesting that you do something else like watch a movie, or go
It is important that you keep
yourself safe from the effects of
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