Is your child abusing drugs? How would you know? The facts about drugs, a talk on May 9th

Bob Tait, drug misuse expert from Drug Education UK will be coming to Bolingbroke on May 9th to give a talk on drugs, and the signs that parents should be aware of

 

Would you know if your teenager was taking drugs? And would you know what signs and symptoms should trigger alarm bells? Drug abuse and addiction is a huge scourge on society, and awareness is vital.

There’s no getting away from the fact that most teenagers will come into contact with drugs at some point during their school days, so it’s important that you are able to talk to them about the issue and ensure they are fully furnished with the facts.

Would you know if your teen was using drugs?

 

A 90-minute talk from susbstance misuse expert Bob Tait from Drug Education UK on the evening of Thursday May 9th aims to to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs and dispel some of the most common myths and misconceptions. How do you know if your teen is taking drugs? What are the long and short term consequences of drug abuse? And if they have been taking drugs, what do you do? What is the best approach to take? All these questions and more will be tackled by Tait.

 

“Reaching out to young people and being able to engage and involve with them in dialogue is crucial,” he says. “This is not about lecturing or patronising them.”

 

His colleague Barry Evans added that identifying substance related risks and protection factors are essential to a young person’s key development at various stages. “Our ultimate aim is to provide young people with the facts they need to help them make informed choices both during their school years and in later life.”

 

Tickets for the event cost £5 and will soon be available to buy on Wisepay. Entrance for those parents receiving the pupil premium allowance will be covered by the PA.