Drug Education News

News and views from the Drug Education Forum

links for 2010-01-05

  • One in 10 out-of-work young people say that unemployment drove them to drugs or alcohol, while more than a quarter say it caused them to exercise less, according to the Prince's Trust.
    (tags: neet)
  • Ed Balls today urged parents to talk to their children about the risks associated with drinking alcohol ahead of New Year’s Eve as research shows it is often near the bottom of their list of worries about their child’s safety.

    New research published today shows that parents worry more about their children having unwanted pregnancies, road traffic accidents and taking drugs than they do about their child drinking alcohol.

    (tags: alcohol)
  • Top level health advice over youth drinking is "complete rubbish".

    That's the view of a Wigan councillor who believes health advice just released is over the top.
    Government experts are concerned that too many teenagers are boozing heavily.

    And well-meaning parents who allow their children alcohol at home as a way of safely introducing them to it may actually be increasing the chances of future alcohol problems.

    (tags: alcohol)
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