Under 18. No Alcohol. The safest choice.
It may not be what you want to hear, but the evidence is very clear – for under 18s, no alcohol is the safest choice.
Your brain continues to develop into your 20s. To make sure you give yourself the best chance in life, it’s best to avoid drinking alcohol for as long as possible.
Why should I care when lots of people I know are drinking alcohol?
Just because people you know are drinking doesn’t mean you have to as well. You have a right to make your own decisions about your body and how you treat it.
Young people often overestimate how much their friends are drinking. Did you know that almost 1 in 3 WA school students have never used alcohol?
Drinking alcohol while your brain is still developing can lead you to take risks that you might not choose to do at other times, such as getting into a car with a driver who has been drinking or having unprotected sex.
To stay safe, the best choice is to delay drinking alcohol for as long as possible.