Teen Drinking: Alcohol & Sex Workshop

Teen drinking is part of UK youth culture and while parents, teachers and community leaders will have their own views about its morality, the most important thing is to ensure young people are protected from the worst of its effects.

Teen drinking can cause otherwise sensible individuals to make poor decisions. Although many teenagers drink without major problems, even a single bad decision can end in contracting an STD, becoming pregnant or suffering serious injury or death. Occasional teen drinking can also become addiction affecting all aspects of life including school work and career prospects.

The best form of protection is self-empowerment and 2020 Dreams Alcohol and Sex workshops are designed to provide teenagers and children with the skills that will help them to stay safe.

Teen Drinking and Decision-Making

Many teenagers drink alcohol because of its well-known ability to reduce inhibitions. Alcohol is a depressant which impairs the body’s ability to react to the environment.

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Its positive effects include reducing anxiety and boosting confidence, both of which help with social bonding. This is why teen drinking should not be demonised – it is a perfectly understandable reaction to the pressures of growing up.

On the other hand, alcohol also slows thinking which can lead to impulsiveness and a tendency to be easily influenced. This can put teenage drinkers at the mercy of those who don’t have their best interests at heart – from sexual predators to peers looking to raise a cheap laugh.

Teen Drinking and Sex

Alcohol is often seen as a way to overcome the fear and inhibition that naturally precedes a first sexual relationship. However, the benefits of reduced anxiety can be outweighed by the negative effects of drinking such as nausea, confusion and impaired memory. Teen drinking can lead to risk-taking in terms of unprotected sex and even using contraceptives can be less effective when drunk (handling condoms can be more difficult while being sick can counter the effects of the pill).

Sexual predators may look to alcohol as a way to pressurise teenagers into sex or even to commit rape or sexual assault. Teens need to be aware of the dangers of leaving drinks unattended or accepting them from strangers due to the practice of ‘spiking’ with so-called ‘date rape drugs.’

Harrow School, Boarding, London

The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well

The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:45:26+00:00

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Harrow School, Boarding, London
The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

I Recommend 2020 Dreams and their SRE workshops

I can highly recommend 2020 dreams and their SRE workshops for all levels of students. I would advise you to contact Daniel Paul who will accommodate your school, your students and any differentiation necessary for your KS4 groups. We have used 2020 Dreams now on 4 occasions in particular to discuss Sex Ed and Consent. These workshops were given by professional, yet friendly, open minded trainers who gained respect from all of our students directly. My students have been taught through drama and dance and through open minded discussions.

M. Francis. PSHE Coordinator, Appleford School, Sailsbury

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-09-10T21:07:55+00:00

M. Francis. PSHE Coordinator, Appleford School, Sailsbury

I can highly recommend 2020 dreams and their SRE workshops for all levels of students. I would advise you to contact Daniel Paul who will accommodate your school, your students and any differentiation necessary for your KS4 groups. We have used 2020 Dreams now on 4 occasions in particular to discuss Sex Ed and Consent. These workshops were given by professional, yet friendly, open minded trainers who gained respect from all of our students directly. My students have been taught through drama and dance and through open minded discussions.
Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice!

Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:53:06+00:00

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London
Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!

The Sex Education Workshop was great

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-20T07:58:01+00:00

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

The Puberty Sessions Was Great

The content of the Puberty sessions was great, well pitched and pertinent for the age group... but it was all in the delivery - Derek - what a legend, the kids loved him. Such an approachable, sensitive and warm man, perfect for the workshop.

J. Cork. (Class 6 teacher) Sheldwhich Primary School, Faversham, Kent

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-28T16:44:52+00:00

J. Cork. (Class 6 teacher) Sheldwhich Primary School, Faversham, Kent

The content of the Puberty sessions was great, well pitched and pertinent for the age group... but it was all in the delivery - Derek - what a legend, the kids loved him. Such an approachable, sensitive and warm man, perfect for the workshop.

Thanks again for the great workshops

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:33:43+00:00

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop

Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop, the sessions went very well students were very engaged and the session lead was very approachable and knowledgeable.

Mr F de Fabiani, Director of Character Education and Well-being, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:38:48+00:00

Mr F de Fabiani, Director of Character Education and Well-being, London

Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop, the sessions went very well students were very engaged and the session lead was very approachable and knowledgeable.

The SRE Workshop Went Very Well

The SRE workshop went very well yesterday. The students and staff commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how informative it was.

Thank you!

F. Stewart. Harris Morden - London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-18T16:00:09+00:00

F. Stewart. Harris Morden - London

The SRE workshop went very well yesterday. The students and staff commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how informative it was. Thank you!

The SRE Workshops Informative and Interactive

Thank you very much to the workshop facilitator who ran the Teenage Relationship and Abuse Day & Alcohol & Sex & Peer Pressure workshop at Moor House College. Our students enjoyed their sessions with Amani. He engaged well with them and provided valuable feedback to them, at regular intervals. We look forward to working with 2020 Dreams in the future.

Mrs K. M. Robbins, Science and PSHCE Teacher, Moor House College, Surrey

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-17T08:22:46+00:00

Mrs K. M. Robbins, Science and PSHCE Teacher, Moor House College, Surrey

Thank you very much to the workshop facilitator who ran the Teenage Relationship and Abuse Day & Alcohol & Sex & Peer Pressure workshop at Moor House College. Our students enjoyed their sessions with Amani. He engaged well with them and provided valuable feedback to them, at regular intervals. We look forward to working with 2020 Dreams in the future.
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Even teens within a relationship can make poor decisions around sex when drinking alcohol. It is important for teenagers to talk about what they want in terms of sexual activity before drinking since decisions made while drunk are not truly consensual due to the psychological effects of alcohol.

What Happens in a 2020 Dreams Alcohol and Sex Workshop?

A 2020 Dreams Alcohol and Sex Workshop opens up communication around sensitive issues of teen drinking and sexual relationships, enabling constructive steps to be taken to support teenage welfare.

Our DSB-checked and experienced workshop facilitators make use of powerful communication tools to enhance interaction and outcomes. One such tool is the themed role-play which puts participants into certain scenarios so that they can understand different viewpoints and practise skills they might later need in a social situation whether that is overcoming peer pressure to start drinking or intervening when a friend is in danger due to drink.

Another proven technique we employ is participant-led open forum discussions. This allows young people to bring up their own questions and life experiences, ensuring the workshop remains relevant to teens today.

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If you are interested in booking or finding out more about our Alcohol and Sex workshop or other courses in our Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) or Life, Crime and Social Survival range please send us an email to hello@2020dreams.org.uk or call us on 0800 4714983

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