SSDP Takeover: Covid’s Impact on Student Drug Use

  With changes to venues, demand and support looming on the horizon, Eleri Crossland predicts a significant shift in the way UK students interact with illegal drugs Student life is set to look very different for those returning to university this autumn. Daunted by ongoing lockdown measures on campus and within the UK as a whole, students … Continued

What Does a Good Drug Education Programme Look Like?

It is clear from numerous reports that drug education in the UK is not up to scratch. Children are supposed to be learning about drugs and alcohol in a subject called Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE), but currently there is a vague curriculum with lots of freedom given to schools. This means that … Continued

‘Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the UK damaged by their parents’ alcohol abuse’, new research finds

The worrying scale of parental alcohol abuse and its effect on children has been revealed in a new report by The Children’s Society. As part of its 2017 Good Childhood Report, the charity surveyed 3,000 families with children aged between 10 and 17. National estimates were then established using the ONS mid-population statistics for this age … Continued

Bereavement through Alcohol and Drugs

Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) is a project that was set up four years ago to offer peer support to people who have lost someone due to drug or alcohol use. Funded by the Big Lottery, it is a result of a partnership between Adfam, a charity which supports the families of drug and … Continued

Where are young people getting drug information from?

The drug education children are receiving in school is severely lacking. So, in the absence of high quality education about drugs, where are young people getting their information from? Often it is from each other, usually from a friend using the drug in question. This is deeply problematic because not only is there the obvious concern … Continued