Western Leader : February 24th 2011
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The Youthlink Family Trust runs a six-week supported bail pro- gramme. It shifted from Rail- side Ave in Henderson to a larger premises in Trading Place last month. Manager John Power says: The whole reason for moving was so we could add more staff as needed.'' The teenagers they work with are often not living with their families and can be involved with drugs or alcohol. The course involves a 24-hour curfew and requires participants to take part in drug and alcohol counselling, liv- ing without violence counselling and com- munity service. One 16-year-old, who did not want to be named, was transferred to supported bail from youth prison. He has just finished his six-week programme, found a job at a super- market and aims to study auto-engineering at Unitec. He says that while the first two weeks of the 24-hour curfew were a bit boring'', he came round to the idea. Youth worker Adam Tibbotts is proud of how far he has come and says there are plenty more like him. We have an 85 percent success rate.'' This means that the majority of participants do not reoffend. Our ultimate aim is to get the young person back into education or job training. We've had some real success.'' FROM Page 20 before you refill it -- and ask them if they would like another drink first. If someone says no to a re-fill, don't insist. Don't keep serving your guests until they are drunk: If you see someone getting too tiddly, get them to ease off the alcohol and offer them some coffee or a non-alcoholic cocktail instead. Don't host alone: Ask family members or friends to help keep everything fun and in control. Push Play: Get out all the old sports gear for a game of backyard cricket, touch, softball or Frisbee. Supervise the kids: If young children are going to be there make sure there's a respon- sible adult or older per- son looking out for them and providing entertain- ment. Set an end time: Make a time for the party/barbecue to end and stick to it. Look after your guests: Don't let them drive home if they have had too much to drink. Ensure they get a taxi or offer them a bed for the night. Don't let people walk home alone. Meanwhile, St John says friends and family should know what to do if they are worried about a person who is very drunk. Medical director Dr Tony Smith says life threatening alcohol poisoning occurs most commonly in young people who drink undiluted spirits very quickly. In this setting it is possible for a person to drink a potentially fatal dose of alcohol before they start to show signs of intoxication -- and then become rapidly unconscious,'' says Dr Smith. Under these cir- cumstances 300ml of undiluted spirits is enough to kill a young person.'' A person who is uncon- scious from alcohol poisoning but reaches hospital alive has a high chance of survival; a per- son who is unconscious from alcohol poisoning who is left alone has a high chance of dying. Shake their shoulder and shout at them -- if they wake they are not unconscious. They need someone to stay and look after them. If they do not respond to a shake and shout they are unconscious. Lay them on their side, call an ambulance, stay with them and keep them on their side. If you are concerned about your drinking, see www.alcohol.org.nz.
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