Why am I here? under 18 alcohol advice

If you’ve been directed to this page it’s because you’ve entered that you’re under 18 when trying to purchase alcohol.


Here you’ll find essential information on the law on alcohol for under 18’s and where to go for help if you’re worried that you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol.

The law on alcohol and under 18s

There are several laws relating to buying and consuming alcohol for under-18s.

Alcohol Poisoning

Being aware of alcohol poisoning symptoms is crucial so you can help you or someone you care about.

Alcohol support services

If you're concerned that you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol there is lots of help available