Helping a friend or parent who may have a drinking problem

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This resource has undergone expert review.

Year 9–10, Year 11–12






Tune In Not Out, Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation. Filmed and Edited by Rose Schramn for Wide Angle Tasmania. Interviewee: Bill, Holyoake.


This 5-minute video provides advice for young people in identifying and helping when a loved one may be experiencing problems with alcohol. It encourages young people to open conversation with a loved one they are concerned about, and direct their loved one to services if needed. It also reminds them to seek support for themselves when faced with this situation.

Expected Benefits

  • Knowledge on how to act if a friend or parent's drinking is of concern.

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:

This video provides age-appropriate advice for young people who are faced with a loved one whose drinking is of concern. The video uses a simple question and answer format, and uses coloured text to highlight important points, increasing accessibility for viewers. This video provides a concise starting point for young people who may not know how to approach an issue of a loved one's problem drinking.

*Review provided by researchers at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney.

Page last reviewed: 24/07/2024

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