DrugWise contains a wide range of information and useful material for the young and old generations alike. This Website will hopefully assist parents and guardians to connect with young children and teenagers by providing appropriate information and useful tips.
You can also contact official services like HM GOG's Drug and Alcohol Services and local community support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous to obtain further information on drugs.
It is important to remember that, for most young people, illegal drug taking is not part of normal life and most who do try drugs do not continue using them. However, it is also prudent to be aware of the facts surrounding drugs and to convey these to your child at the earliest possible opportunity.
Illegal and prescribed drugs taken inappropriately can be abused. This includes household products that, when consumed in any form, offer a mind altering effect.
With the benefit of hindsight, parents are all too aware of the negative effects peer pressure can have on a child during the impressionable years as a teenager or a young adult. Furthermore the dangers of experimentation with drugs is well documented, potentially leading to addiction, criminal activity or, ultimately, death.
Children may be involved with legal or illegal drugs in various ways. Experimentation with drugs during adolescence is common but on occasions younger children do consume drugs in one form or another. Unfortunately in most cases, children are oblivious to the consequences their actions can have; both on their future and on others.