Beat the Binge

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BEAT THE BINGE “A national program to reduce binge drinking in teenagers” UTS BEAT THE BINGE “A national program to reduce binge drinking in teenagers” UTS Beat the Binge “A national program to reduce binge drinking in teenagers.” Synopsis Alcohol Abuse in Australian teenagers has become an ever-growing epidemic nationwide, in particular teens aged between 14 and 17 years of age. This health issue not only has detrimental effects on teenagers but also has devastating effects on people of all ages all throughout their lives. Developing positive drinking habits at a young age is paramount to avoid alcohol related deaths and illnesses. Resounding statistics show that each year alcohol accounts for 13 per cent of all deaths…show more content…
The behavioural objectives of this program are as follows: 1. Raise awareness of the dangers of drinking in excess of 6 drinks in a single session in school children 14-17 years of age. * Use social media to promote the dangers of alcohol, highlighting the relative issues like violence. * Use school classroom sessions to draw attention to health issues that arise can later life, such as metal health. Programs should run over a month period with two sessions a week. The environmental objectives of this program are as follows: 2. Increase the influence that parents and guardians have on the drinking habits of teenager’s between 14-17 years of age. * Inform parents of the dangers of underage drinking on teenagers. * Draw attention to social media and web based information sessions ensuring households are aware of the correct way to enforce positive drinking habits. Promote over a moth long period, keeping pages up indefinably. 3. Use teachers and role models to inform teenagers of the dangers of binge drinking on health in later life. Introduce a school based compulsory program, as and information session for 14-17 year olds. * Introduce a school-based program from years 9-11 that uses teachers as role models, to weekly inform students of the dangers of binge drinking. 4. Implement

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