Life chances are opportunities we get that help shape our lives. How we react to these chances can affect how we live.
Alcohol can affect a young persons’ life chances by impacting on their education, earnings and career.
Young people who drink too much alcohol may be taking risks with their health, their future education and employment. Their relationships with friends, family and future partners could also suffer.
Some people who drink too much alcohol over a long period of time can become addicted to it. This can affect their lives and the consequences can include;
- Problems at work
- Family problems
- Money worries
- Getting into trouble with the police
- Health problems
- Problems at school, college and university