Talk about alcohol

The Talk About Alcohol intervention provides secondary-school teachers with informational materials to help them enable their students to make better alcohol-related decisions. Materials include teacher lesson plans and a DVD; a website for teachers; another website with targeted areas for teachers, parents, and their children; and support for hosting an event targeting parents. Materials are peer-reviewed and piloted prior to full implementation.

The programme’s primary aims are: (1) to delay the age at which teenagers begin to drink; (2) for those who do drink, to encourage them to do so responsibly; and (3) reduce prevalence of drunkenness and drunken antisocial behaviour.