It is not easy to separate fact from fiction when it comes to underage drinking. Fear not! We’re here to quash some of the more commonly believed myths once and for all.

1 drinking at home
2 The earlier the better
3 being permissive
4 supplying alcohol to young people
5 it’s not the right time
  • References

    (1) Dawson, et al., 2008; Grant and Dawson, 1997; Hingson et al., 2006; Winters and Lee, 2008

    (2) Global Status Report: Alcohol and Young People, 2001

    (3) Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, 2012

    (4) Reference Alcohol and the law


We want to encourage parents to proactively and confidently talk to their children about alcohol and the risks associated with underage drinking. Below are a range of information resources that you may find useful when preparing to have a conversation about alcohol with your children. If you would like to order printed copies of our 'Your Children and Alcohol' booklet, please email