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It is not advisable and, in fact, is illegal to drink alcohol under the age of 18 - mainly because the young brain is not able to cope with large quantities of alcohol.

 

 

At any age, 5 units or more within 2 hours constitutes Binge Drinking and is potentially harmful to the brain, especially if this type of drinking is done a few times a year.

 

The brain of an under 21 year old is especially vulnerable to damage from Binge Drinking, as it is still developing.

 

Large quantities of alcohol affect this development, and prevent the person from reaching their full potential academically, mentally, and socially.

 

This is an opportunity for those of you who are under 18 years of age to do your part.


For R5 you can pledge to abstain from alcohol for the year and become an AlcoFreeTeen™. Make this year an alcohol free year.

 

Contact us to get your AlcoFreeTeen sticker.

 

You can also challenge your friends to not drink - to get your parents to give up alcohol for February - and to fundraise for SADD.

Sign up here!

 

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For information or to order the "Alcohol, Drink Driving and Road Safety Manual" with a Drink Driving DVD & 20 worksheets- designed by SADD for Educators,High School learners, parents and the community - please contact us. R150 each.

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