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Here are the resources we found for drugs for parents and families:

Video

Legal Highs – What you need to know

New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) or legal highs have seen a rise in use since the late 2000s. This video from Addaction gives advice to parents, professionals and young people about legal highs including why legal highs are arguably more dangerous then other well known street drugs.

Nitrous Oxide

This video from Addaction talks about nitrous oxide. While nitrous oxide is a legally occuring chemical in medicine and catering, it is being used by some people to create a temporary high. This video highlights the importance of knowing what you’re taking and the damage that taking nitrous oxide can do.

Ketamine – What you need to know

This video from Addaction focusses on ketamine. It contains information on what you need to know included what forms it can take, how it can be taken and why it can be dangerous.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Amphetamines & Speed

This resource gives the reader facts about amphetamines and speed, The information is presented in 4 sections including what the drugs are, how they make you feel, what the risks of taking these drugs are, and the law surrounding amphetamines and speed.

How to Talk to your Child about Drugs

Talking to your child about drugs can seem like a daunting and difficult task. The NHS Choices website have put forward their best tips to help you talk to your child about drugs.

Cannabis, Skunk and the Teenage Brain

Cannabis is still the world’s most popular illegal drug worldwide – but in the UK, its use is falling. For most people, cannabis is not a source of harm and is used to achieve a feeling of being relaxed and high. Most people use it for a few years then stop.

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Download

Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

This booklet aims to promote ‘positive parenting’ among parents and as such is aimed specifically for them. This booklet contains acronyms to help promote parents staying calm when discussing these issues with their children.

Research/report

Preventing Drug Use in Children and Adolescents

This is an academic paper which aims to act as a research based guide to preventing drug use among children and adolescents.

Video

Legal Highs – What you need to know

New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) or legal highs have seen a rise in use since the late 2000s. This video from Addaction gives advice to parents, professionals and young people about legal highs including why legal highs are arguably more dangerous then other well known street drugs.

Nitrous Oxide

This video from Addaction talks about nitrous oxide. While nitrous oxide is a legally occuring chemical in medicine and catering, it is being used by some people to create a temporary high. This video highlights the importance of knowing what you’re taking and the damage that taking nitrous oxide can do.

Ketamine – What you need to know

This video from Addaction focusses on ketamine. It contains information on what you need to know included what forms it can take, how it can be taken and why it can be dangerous.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Amphetamines & Speed

This resource gives the reader facts about amphetamines and speed, The information is presented in 4 sections including what the drugs are, how they make you feel, what the risks of taking these drugs are, and the law surrounding amphetamines and speed.

How to Talk to your Child about Drugs

Talking to your child about drugs can seem like a daunting and difficult task. The NHS Choices website have put forward their best tips to help you talk to your child about drugs.

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Download

Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

This booklet aims to promote ‘positive parenting’ among parents and as such is aimed specifically for them. This booklet contains acronyms to help promote parents staying calm when discussing these issues with their children.

Research/report

Preventing Drug Use in Children and Adolescents

This is an academic paper which aims to act as a research based guide to preventing drug use among children and adolescents.

Video

Legal Highs – What you need to know

New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) or legal highs have seen a rise in use since the late 2000s. This video from Addaction gives advice to parents, professionals and young people about legal highs including why legal highs are arguably more dangerous then other well known street drugs.

Nitrous Oxide

This video from Addaction talks about nitrous oxide. While nitrous oxide is a legally occuring chemical in medicine and catering, it is being used by some people to create a temporary high. This video highlights the importance of knowing what you’re taking and the damage that taking nitrous oxide can do.

Ketamine – What you need to know

This video from Addaction focusses on ketamine. It contains information on what you need to know included what forms it can take, how it can be taken and why it can be dangerous.

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Amphetamines & Speed

This resource gives the reader facts about amphetamines and speed, The information is presented in 4 sections including what the drugs are, how they make you feel, what the risks of taking these drugs are, and the law surrounding amphetamines and speed.

How to Talk to your Child about Drugs

Talking to your child about drugs can seem like a daunting and difficult task. The NHS Choices website have put forward their best tips to help you talk to your child about drugs.

Download

Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

This booklet aims to promote ‘positive parenting’ among parents and as such is aimed specifically for them. This booklet contains acronyms to help promote parents staying calm when discussing these issues with their children.

Research/report

Preventing Drug Use in Children and Adolescents

This is an academic paper which aims to act as a research based guide to preventing drug use among children and adolescents.