The Current State Of Drug, Alcohol And Addiction Education In The UK

You can only change something if you truly understand what the current situation is like and where things need improvement. This article aims to achieve exactly this.

With drug-related deaths at an all-time high and new drugs entering the black market all the time, drug education for young people, teenagers and young adults is more important than ever.

The current situation leaves much to be desired and it’s upto all of us if we want to make real, lasting, positive change!…

Where Are Young People Getting Drug, Alcohol And Addiction Information From?

The drug, alcohol and addiction education children, teenagers and young adults are receiving in schools, colleges or universities are severely lacking to put it mildly. So, in the absence of high quality education about drugs, alcohol and addiction, where are our young people getting their information from? Are they getting answers to questions they may have? Is the information they’re reading accurate and true?

In this article, we will be looking at these questions and many others to see where our upcoming generations are getting their information, advice and support from and why this isn’t always the best idea, in an attempt to prevent our young adults developing substance use issues or even full blown addictions and deaths which could have been avoided if they had the proper information, help and support from the beginning.

If Only We’d Known… We Need Your Help

Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
If only we knew when we were younger what we know now or could tell someone else!

We obviously can’t change the past, but we can change what we do now and in the future & we need your help!
We want to know what you’d say to yourself or someone else who may be ending up going down the same or similar road to you or a loved one.

We will be producing a “big brother book of advice” which will be given to local schools so that we can try and curve the ever increasing rates of substance use and addiction.

How We Prejudge Or Misjudge Those Afflicted By Addiction, How Others View Addiction And What We Can Do To Promote Change

Is it OK to judge drug addicts & alcoholics? Find out in this article here. Also, how much control do we have over ourselves and our circumstances? It is a simple question, but one with far-reaching implications.

For instance, the level of control you believe someone else has over various aspects of their life would likely impact not just how you might personally judge, say a drug addict, but also your attitudes to whether and how much the state should be willing to help them, what help and treatments are available and many more vital questions that impact addicts and addiction in general.

If we want to change peoples opinions and judgements on issues such as addiction. We need to understand their current thoughts and feelings so that we can provide facts and clarity to benefit, not only the addicts but also society as a whole.

Keep reading to learn more and find out the results that we weren’t able to include in this article.
You don’t want to miss the shocking survey results inside this article!…