Think before you drink
IN the lead up to Schoolies Week celebrations around 60 Laidley State High School students received a lesson in thinking before drinking.
Laidley Police Senior Sergeant, Jim McDonald, said the Think the Drink program lesson would be beneficial to the teens as they prepare to leave school.
“The workshop encourages them to think about the choices they might make when they are exposed to alcohol,” he said
“Our point of view is that we educate the kids to make better choices and we potentially save lives and the lives of others.”
Snr Sergeant McDonald said the kids will have a laugh when they attempt to walk a straight line with the beer goggles on.
“The beer goggles are not just about having fun, it's about learning how impaired a person affected by liquor can be,” he said
“While it will be a funny way to show them what happens when someone is impaired by alcohol, it reinforces that the implications can be very, very serious.
“The goggles are a great tool to demonstrate this and we have some other things to show them too, such as the glass that shows how much a drink really is.
“It's another way to get the message across and we really need to get the message across.”
He said he was confident the workshop will secure a good outcome.