Media Statement – Alcohol Strategy

Media Statement – Alcohol Strategy

07/06/2007

Eric Carlin, the Chair of the Drug Education Forum, commenting on the government?s alcohol strategy said:

The government?s focus on young people as part of the alcohol strategy is welcome. But we are unhappy that there is not more public consultation on what the strategy is saying. We know that many young people are worried about alcohol and don?t feel that school drug education focuses enough on talking about it and the associated risks around young people?s drinking. We would have expected that the government would have wanted to talk to children and young people about this and about how to improve their alcohol education.

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