On the 9th May our Chief Executive, Michael O'Toole, presented to the Inside Government forum on 'Working in Partnership to tackle Drug Misuse. His speech considered how to integrate effective drugs prevention into schools as part of a holistic, system approach to prevention.
The talk covered what works in effective drugs education and outlined Michael's vision for a model of good drug education.
You can see the presentation below:
EMCDDA releases report on European environmental prevention measures to limit unhealthy and risky substance use behaviours
There is a growing recognition of the important role environmental factors play in health-related behaviour. Traditional substance use prevention approaches in Europe have predominantly focused on warning or informing about the risks of use or on skills-based interventions. In contrast, environmental prevention policies aim to limit unhealthy behaviours by changing the environment in ways which influence people’s substance use choices.
A report published today by the UCL Institute of Education revealed insights into parents' attitudes towards their children drinking alcohol.
Pupils who are healthier, more confident and happier to take risks perform better in school, according to a new evidence review.
A shocking report from the Children's Commissioner reveals millions of children in England are living vulnerable or high risk lives.
An updated overview of smoking, drinking and drug use trends and perceptions among young people in England.
UNODC has launched 'Listen First', an international campaign for science-based drug prevention which aims to raise awareness around listening to children and youth as the first step to help them grow into healthy and safe adults.
It is the first anniversary of the Self-directed Support (SDS) Act, and SDS Awareness Week 2015 is hosting a range of events throughout Scotland to raise the profile of the new Act. Find out more about how you might benefit from engagement with the SDS Act.