DrinkAware! 14 units per week, for men and women, spread out (not all at once!) and with some alcohol-free days!
Because Drinking is more socially acceptable than smoking and drugs, it can catch you ought. There are lots of Alcoholics who don't even realise that they are addicted to Alcohol.
The health effects on the liver can be catastrophic.
Kids tend to copy their parents behaviour (if it suits them!) and can learn irresponsible behaviour and also coping strategies (that is, that a drink is the best way to deal with stress/problems!).
Young Adults binge drink: they walk into cars, get into fights and get STI's/pregnant.
There is no place for drugs in society. None!
Some people will find this statement funny or old fashioned.
But 20yrs in practice has shown me that people who abuse Cocaine nearly always have a brush with the Law.
Some youngsters who do E's ecstasy have sudden cardiac deaths.
And they go down a certain path in life. Abusive relationships, unstable families with unfortunate children, dead-end jobs, or no jobs at all.
It's a culture. Encourage your children to be responsible: they'll have a better more stable life, with less highs/lows.
All of my regular Drug Addict patients started on these 'recreational drugs', and i can tell you that life is very hard for them now. That's the ones who don't overdose and leave us