• If a teenager is unconscious or ’out of it’ it is important that you know what to do – it could save their life!
  • Turn them on their side
  • Dial 999 or 112 and ask for an ambulance
  • Do not leave them alone
  • If it is not your teenager who needs help, contact the other parents involved. Most parents would want to be kept informed
  • If they have taken pills or powder and you come across them, give them to the ambulance personnel
  • Do not worry about who is to blame – the important thing at this point is the teenager’s wellbeing


Information from the HSE’s Straight Talk: A Guide For Parents On Teenage Drinking

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