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Is drinking every weekend normal

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Drinking every weekend Normal?

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Hey there! Welcome you to Ask Alex, a safe space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings.
 
It’s completely okay to have questions and concerns about drinking, especially as a teenager.   It’s important to remember that everyone’s experiences and behaviours can vary, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to whether drinking every weekend is “normal.” What’s essential is to ensure that you’re making informed and responsible choices.
 
Your feelings and questions about this topic is a sign of maturity and it is normal to be curious about your actions and their potential consequences. In Ireland, we’re fortunate to have support services like the www.hse.ie/eng/, who have extensive guidance on a wide range of health and well-being topics, including responsible drinking. www2.hse.ie/living-well/alcohol/.
 
Also, Childline, has a dedicated team here to help you. Childline is available 24/7, so you can reach out whenever you’re ready, whether you want to talk on the phone at 1800 66 66 66 or through  Live Chat service at www.Childline.ie (just click on the orange Live Chat button to start a chat). There is an article on the Childline website which you might find helpful www.childline.ie/drugs-alcohol-and-smoking/; it offers other areas of support too.
 
Remember, you are never alone, and we’re here to support you and explore your options with you. It’s perfectly okay to seek guidance and support, and the Childline Team are here to provide just that. We’re looking forward to hearing from you whenever you’re ready.
 
Take care and know that there are people who care about your well-being.
 
Warm regards,
Alex

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