Emily tells how an evening of drinking alcohol led to a sequence of events that changed her life. At the time, she set out just wanting to have a good time, but after her experience with alcohol her attitude to drinking has changed significantly.

Emily was so drunk after leaving a bar that she agreed to the offer of help finding a taxi from a guy she barely knew, with devastating consequences. She was sexually assaulted in a nearby park.

The effect of alcohol on Emily is explored through scientific analysis and highlights how behaviour can change dramatically when drinking. This is shown through interviews, reconstructions and scientific graphics.

Note: contains content which is potentially disturbing. Teachers are strongly advised to view it before showing it to their class.

This clip is from:
Just a Few Drinks
First broadcast:
20 February 2013

Pupils could discuss why young people choose to drink alcohol and research the extent of young people's alcohol use. Pupils could research the impact of alcohol on the body and how this can make people vulnerable to poor decision making, assault or accidents. It could also be used to explore pupils' responsibility to protect their peers if they believe them to be vulnerable or at risk.