A Shot of Reality


‘It can get serious and people can get seriously ill or pass away but it doesn’t have to be that way, there are better ways of doing things.’

A group of teenagers from Portstewart in County Antrim want to warn other young people about the dangers of alcohol misuse.

Dylan McCroarty, 18, said; ‘We’re trying to educate people not to make bad decisions to begin with.’

The group have witnessed people as young as 11 and 12 years old being taken to hospital by ambulance as a result of being intoxicated by alcohol.

‘It’s mainly around holidays or weekends when we see young people getting carried off in ambulances or getting arrested because they’ve had too much to drink,’ said Dylan.

The boy’s story was broadcast on UTV Live.”

Find more from Fixers which is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

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