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Webchat: Alcohol Misuse: Monday 14th November 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 14th November 2016.

Worried about someone you know drinking alcohol and need support? Want to know the facts and fictions about alcohol and how it effects your body? Join us online on Monday 14th November 4.30-5pm to chat to a professional from Turning Point (alcohol support services in Leicester). Ask questions, support other peers and seek support online.

 Remember all of the chats are completely anonymous, safe and secure, see our terms and conditions for more information

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User has removed their details / 14 Nov 16:31

Hi, the webchat is now open so I am from turning point & hopefully here to answer any questions about alcohol you may have.

User has removed their details / 14 Nov 16:42

Some tips that I hope may keep you safe.
eat before you go out, this will not spoil the evening but will put a lining on your stomach which will help the alcohol to pass through the stomach to the liver & bloodstream safer & also helps reduce intoxication too quick so you don't pass out which can put you at risk of harm.

Have fun but safely!

User has removed their details / 14 Nov 16:44

Please remember to have a safety plan if you intend to drink as many young people get taken to hospital through alcohol poisoning where the toxic levels of alcohol in the stomach becomes dangerous.

Remember alcohol is a poison after all so drink safely.

User has removed their details / 14 Nov 16:48

Please remember to have a safety plan if you intend to drink as many young people get taken to hospital through alcohol poisoning where the toxic levels of alcohol in the stomach becomes dangerous.

Remember alcohol is a poison after all so drink safely.

User has removed their details / 14 Nov 16:52

Please remember to also not mix alcohol with substances or drugs as this can cause an over dose & possible death.

Alcohol is a depressant so this means your body slows down & your heart, breathing, thinking etc all slows up so mixing this with cannabis which is a stimulant (does the opposite to alcohol) can create chaos in your body & over power it with too many chemicals & again possible death.

User has removed their details / 14 Nov 16:58

I don't want to end this feeling like all I have done is moan so please go out be safe & have fun but also be aware of yourself, how you feel & know your limits as all young people experiment & that is what you are supposed to do but it's not supposed to kill you so enjoy in a safe way & remember first aid so things such as the recovery position in case a friend may need it.

Try to be with others you trust so you have safety in numbers & watch out for fake alcohol too. Turning Point have a website that can tell you more if you need it but stay safe & be happy :)

User has removed their details / 14 Nov 17:02

This chat is now closed, i hope you found this information useful.

This chat is now closed!

This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

Health for Teens: Alcohol section or

http://www.turning-point.co.uk/substance-misuse.aspx

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your school nurse or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

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