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Know the Score

Know the ScoreKnow the Score is the information and advice service on drugs in Scotland.

They’re running a campaign to encourage parents to talk to their children about drugs and to become better informed themselves.  The video they’ve got on the front page of the website makes the point that information about drugs is better coming from parents than from school gossip.

Launching the campaign Minister for Community Safety Fergus Ewing said:

“Parents are as aware and concerned as anyone about the harm which drugs cause in our communities. But many are less certain about the relevance of this to their children, and even so, what they might do about it.

“As this new Know the Score campaign makes clear, if parents don’t discuss drugs with their children, someone else will and very often they’ll be getting the wrong advice.”

Readers of this blog will recall that surveys of parents of teenagers tend to show that while they think that their children’s peer group are taking more drugs they tend to under-estimate their own children’s use.

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