“Tis the season to be jolly”, let’s take time to think about our drinking and the way it may affect others. More people are likely to drink beyond their limits during this season than at other times of the year. Remember that it is important that our drinking doesn’t cause harm to others, especially children.
This Festive Guide is full of information and suggestions that can help you plan a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year. If you only do 3 things make them these:
- It is a good idea to make sure at least one safe non-drinking person who is known and trusted by you and your children is supervising children at family functions and events where alcohol is being served.
- Plan some activities for your family that don’t involve alcohol. This helps children see that you don’t need alcohol to have a good time.
- Plan ahead how you will get home. Never drink and drive or take a lift from someone who you think has been drinking or taking drugs. Arrange a lift or book a taxi and ensure you have money for the fare.
Our Festive Guide is full of simple and effective suggestions that can help you plan a safe and enjoyable holiday season for everyone, including children.