Our expert says:
At 16 a teenager is very likely to experiment whether a parent "allows" it or not. What can be thought about is the type of event he is going too, will there be adults attending, or monitoring? Is it an event for under or over 18's?
You can also set your own boundaries in terms of either not allowing him to drink, or making it clear that if he overdoes things he may not be allowed to go to such an event again. Essentially, with freedom comes responsibility and the amount of freedom given to a 16 year-old still lies with the parent as legal guardian. You have to weigh up the risks and benefits with the information you have about the event and your son's maturity level.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.