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Students in Buxton don 'beer goggles' at alcohol awareness event

Posted on 6th November 2015

Students in Buxton have had the opportunity to wear ‘beer goggles’ to see how their reactions were affected under the influence of alcohol.

Safer Neighbourhood officers from the town joined forces with the University of Derby’s Student Services and Students’ Union, and Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service to host an alcohol awareness event on Tuesday, November 3.

The session took place at the University of Derby’s Buxton campus and saw officers give advice around alcohol consumption, units of alcohol in beverages and safe consumption. They also offered advice around staying safe when out enjoying local pubs and clubs.

Students then had the opportunity to wear ‘beer goggles’ and try to throw hoops onto rings in a simulation to test their reactions under the influence of alcohol.

There was also a selection of non-alcoholic cocktails available, made by the students.

PCSO Linda Cook from the Buxton Town Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “As we approach the Christmas season and young people look forward to getting together with friends and family to celebrate and socialise, we wanted to give them some advice and support around alcohol consumption and staying safe whilst they are out enjoying themselves.

“This event was a great opportunity to meet and chat to local students about the effects that alcohol can have, but also to introduce ourselves as members of their local Safer Neighbourhood team so that if they ever see us when they are out or they feel scared or threatened, they know that they can approach us for help and support.”

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