Alcohol and drugs education comes under media spotlight following report showing urgent need to safeguard young people from the potential risks of buying and selling cannabis
Ongoing research seeks to provide an overview on mental health in childhood and adolescence and links between mental health and substance use.
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.