Alcohol and its potential effect on your work

Alcohol and Employment

Alcohol is believed to feature as a reason behind 25% of school exclusions in the UK. Getting wrecked on a Monday night might seem a good laugh at the time, being excluded from school with no qualifications and therefore fewer job prospects might not seem so funny!

Flashing your bits, pole dancing and getting into fights: are these part of your Saturday night out? We all know alcohol lowers our inhibitions causing us to behave in ways we would have never imagined. But be warned - pictures of your antics may end up on Bebo, Facebook etc for everyone to view, employeers included!

Alcohol & Driving - Are you a Drunk Driver???

The legal limit for drinking and driving is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood (80mg/100ml). This is equivalent to 35 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath.

BUT this can't be converted into a certain number of drinks because it's different for each person. Factors to take into account include the size and strength of the drink, your tolerance, weight, gender, whether you've eaten, whether you're on medication...You can't judge whether you're over or under the legal limit without a breathalyzer or blood test, so the safest thing to do is avoid alcohol altogether before driving. Alcohol affects co-ordination, reaction times, and increases risk taking. Even very small amounts of can affect your ability to drive safely. Don't risk it.

The Next Morning

Remember, you could still be over the limit the next morning - it takes the liver approx 1 hour to process 1 unit of alcohol.

Legal consequences

Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs could mean up to 10 years in prison, an unlimited fine and automatic disqualification from driving. (Road Traffic Act 1991)

 Being caught driving over the legal limit or failing to provide a specimen when required carries penalties of automatic disqualification, a large fine, and the possibility of a prison sentence.

Wrecked & Wasted History

A brief history of the Wrecked and Wasted initiative and how it has had a positive effect on the West Dunbartonshire area since its inception.....

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Alcohol Facts

Some interesting facts on several of the most popular alcoholic beverages available today and their varying effects on men and women.....

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Effects on the Body

Find out information on the effects some of the more prevalent drugs in society can have on various parts of your body. It may make you think twice......
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Wrecked & Wasted Spotlight Event
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Wrecked and Wasted Music video - Christmas Message

We hope you enjoy our Christmas video message and that you all have a Happy and responsible time over the festive period.
For more info on our video check out the press release that was issued in connection to the video by clicking here to see the main Y Sort-It news section.

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