Posts Tagged get the facts

Young people accessing substance misuse treatments in 2012-13

The annual report on young people substance misuse treatment for 2012-13 was published yesterday by Public Health England. The report highlighted a slight decrease (3.2%) from the previous year in treatment referrals. Specialist substance misuse services in 2012-13 were accessed by 20,032 young people (under 18 years). Cannabis and alcohol, […]

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AYPH research summary on adolescent substance use

This research summary produced by the Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) shows recent trends of Alcohol and Drug use among teenagers in the UK. Key statistics: Among school pupils aged 11-15, 57% do not drink and 10% report that they drank in the last week; Over a quarter of 15 […]

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TheSite.org

The Site, www.thesite.org, is aimed at 16-25 year olds, providing non-judgemental information and advice on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs, as well as offering young people the opportunity to ask questions of expert advisors and chat in moderated discussion rooms. It can be a useful resource for […]

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Cannabis and mental health

A leaflet from the Royal College of Psychiatrists sets out clearly what we know about the effects of cannabis on mental health, as well as other impacts. It is a useful source of information both for teachers planning lessons and for young people’s independent research.

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Unplugged

What is Unplugged? Unplugged is an evidence-based programme designed to equip young people with specific skills and resources that they need to resist social influences and to support knowledge about drugs and their adverse health consequences. The programme is designed for 12-14 year olds and consists of 12 one-hour units […]

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FRANK

The FRANK website, www.talktofrank.com, offers facts about drugs, and is aimed at young people. There is also a confidential helpline on 0800 77 66 00, or advice provided by email, SMS or online chat. The site also has a search facility for people looking for local support services and links to an […]

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Chief Medical Officer’s guidance on alcohol and young people

CMO’s Guidance on Alcohol and Young People  from Drug Education Forum This guidance was produced in 2009 and is still current. The full document can be found here. Key messages include: Young people should not drink alcohol under the age of 15. From 15-17 if young people drink alcohol it […]

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