The students try out their beer goggles.
The students try out their beer goggles. Contributed

Students taste dangers of alcohol

ANYBODY who witnessed a group of high school students staggering through Leslie Park last week can rest assured the students' intoxication was all simulated.

Warwick State High School students strapped on beer goggles during last week's Think the Drink excursion, to experience the disorientation caused by drinking alcohol.

The program was designed to educate students on the dangers of alcohol and to promote responsible drinking and hotel etiquette.

School-based youth health nurse Denise Dixon said feedback from the excursion was positive and she hoped it would be the start of something new.

"Although the heat made the walking tiresome, the evaluations encourage us to run the program again next year," Mrs Dixon said.

The students toured five local licensed premises and participated in a range of activities including standard drink calculations, navigating a taxi rank, placing someone in the recovery position and beer goggles relays.


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