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The kids are alright: go easy on teenagers as they struggle through very strange summer

Mary McCarthy


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Turning to alcohol: Teenagers don’t know their limits and drinking is always risky, but more so in a field with no adults around

Turning to alcohol: Teenagers don’t know their limits and drinking is always risky, but more so in a field with no adults around

Turning to alcohol: Teenagers don’t know their limits and drinking is always risky, but more so in a field with no adults around

It was decades ago, but I remember the allure of teenage drinking so clearly; not even a gruesome evening which saw me get my stomach pumped could dampen my enthusiasm.

So, when I saw reports this week of more teens drinking outdoors I understood why this is happening - especially this summer when much of what they like doing has been whisked away.


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