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Here are the resources we found for drugs for professionals:

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.

Webpage

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 Trap UK

Young people from across three boroughs of West London came together to produce an educational resource that challenges misconceptions and explodes myths surrounding ‘victimless’ crimes. The Trap was the result. Two powerful films that explore the impact of street drug dealing and knife carrying on individuals and their communities. Their message is loud and clear: There is no such thing as a victimless crime. Everyone gets hurt in the process.

Parental Substance Misuse

Not all parents who drink or take drugs damage their children, but studies highlight that children living in such family circumstances can often be at higher risk of harm, neglect, exploitation, poorer mental health and life chances. Parents who rely on drugs and alcohol may additionally be struggling with mental health problems. This webpage covers where to find out more information about parental substance misuse, spotting the signs, and what schools can do to help their pupils.

Download

Drugs and Your Body: It isn’t Pretty

This poster shows the effects that various different drugs, legal and otherwise, on the human body. The images range from the skin and teeth to the heart and brain. Drugs can seriously effect your body and this poster shows exactly how. It is designed to be used within classroom to start a conversation about drugs and the damage they can do.

Drugs: Shatter the Myths

This resource is rather comprehensive in providing information and stories relating to a few different types of drugs including legal and illegal drugs. Throughout the booklet, readers are asked to engage with quizzes to test the knowledge that they have gained throughout the workbook.

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.

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.

Online course

Substance Misuse e-Learning

Substance misuse is a complex issue, affecting not only the individuals involved but their friends, families and the people they come into contact with. Substance abuse can result in lowered education outcomes, compromised health and danger to the public and affect not only the users but the people around them too.

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.

Webpage

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 Trap UK

Young people from across three boroughs of West London came together to produce an educational resource that challenges misconceptions and explodes myths surrounding ‘victimless’ crimes. The Trap was the result. Two powerful films that explore the impact of street drug dealing and knife carrying on individuals and their communities. Their message is loud and clear: There is no such thing as a victimless crime. Everyone gets hurt in the process.

Parental Substance Misuse

Not all parents who drink or take drugs damage their children, but studies highlight that children living in such family circumstances can often be at higher risk of harm, neglect, exploitation, poorer mental health and life chances. Parents who rely on drugs and alcohol may additionally be struggling with mental health problems. This webpage covers where to find out more information about parental substance misuse, spotting the signs, and what schools can do to help their pupils.

Download

Drugs and Your Body: It isn’t Pretty

This poster shows the effects that various different drugs, legal and otherwise, on the human body. The images range from the skin and teeth to the heart and brain. Drugs can seriously effect your body and this poster shows exactly how. It is designed to be used within classroom to start a conversation about drugs and the damage they can do.

Drugs: Shatter the Myths

This resource is rather comprehensive in providing information and stories relating to a few different types of drugs including legal and illegal drugs. Throughout the booklet, readers are asked to engage with quizzes to test the knowledge that they have gained throughout the workbook.

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.

Online course

Substance Misuse e-Learning

Substance misuse is a complex issue, affecting not only the individuals involved but their friends, families and the people they come into contact with. Substance abuse can result in lowered education outcomes, compromised health and danger to the public and affect not only the users but the people around them too.

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.

Webpage

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 Trap UK

Young people from across three boroughs of West London came together to produce an educational resource that challenges misconceptions and explodes myths surrounding ‘victimless’ crimes. The Trap was the result. Two powerful films that explore the impact of street drug dealing and knife carrying on individuals and their communities. Their message is loud and clear: There is no such thing as a victimless crime. Everyone gets hurt in the process.

Parental Substance Misuse

Not all parents who drink or take drugs damage their children, but studies highlight that children living in such family circumstances can often be at higher risk of harm, neglect, exploitation, poorer mental health and life chances. Parents who rely on drugs and alcohol may additionally be struggling with mental health problems. This webpage covers where to find out more information about parental substance misuse, spotting the signs, and what schools can do to help their pupils.

Download

Drugs and Your Body: It isn’t Pretty

This poster shows the effects that various different drugs, legal and otherwise, on the human body. The images range from the skin and teeth to the heart and brain. Drugs can seriously effect your body and this poster shows exactly how. It is designed to be used within classroom to start a conversation about drugs and the damage they can do.

Drugs: Shatter the Myths

This resource is rather comprehensive in providing information and stories relating to a few different types of drugs including legal and illegal drugs. Throughout the booklet, readers are asked to engage with quizzes to test the knowledge that they have gained throughout the workbook.

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.

Online course

Substance Misuse e-Learning

Substance misuse is a complex issue, affecting not only the individuals involved but their friends, families and the people they come into contact with. Substance abuse can result in lowered education outcomes, compromised health and danger to the public and affect not only the users but the people around them too.