This booklet has been written and designed to appeal primarily to young people between the ages of 11-17.
A recent report (Office of National Statistics, 2012, Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England) stated that 'the proportion of pupils who have had an alcoholic drink increased from 12% of 11 year olds to 74% of 15 year olds, and that 'Around half (52%) of pupils aged between 11 and 15 said that they had tried smoking, drunk alcohol or taken drugs at least once in their lives. 17% had done one or more of these recently.'
Drugs - staying safe - advice & information for young people provides provided information that raises awareness and allows young people to make informed decisions.
This booklet provides clear, sensible, and non-judgemental information about some of the most common substances, including: