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Welcome to What's the Harm

Ever thought about
how exposed our
children are to
alcohol?
Read about the pressures
Do you know
how alcohol can
put your children
at risk?
Read about the risks
But there are
so many myths
out there!
View the myths and facts
Talking to your
child about alcohol
How to talk about alcohol
Real life stories
to help you start
the conversation
View the real life stories

Advice from England’s Chief Medical Officer

The advice from England’s Chief Medical Officer is that “Children and their parents and carers are advised that an alchohol-free childhood is the healthiest and best option. However, if children drink alcohol it should not be until at least the age of 15 years”.

Find out more about the 5 key recommendations in our article Guidance on the Consumption of Alcohol by Children and Young People.