Drug Abuse

  • Workshops & presentations
  • For schools & youth organisations

Drug abuse has become a part of everyday life for hundreds of thousands of children and young people. By the age of 16 nearly one in ten boys is regularly taking drugs – including heroin and cocaine – with the statistics for girls almost as high, according to a ground-breaking study this year. Three quarters of new addicts are under the age of 21 years. The research highlights the way drugs are now regarded by many teenagers as integral to their music and dance culture and an automatic part of growing up.

Further research shows that there is a dramatic increase in usage of drugs at the ages of 13 and 14 years, therefore it is vital that education and prevention work is focused on the years preceding these age groups.

Fresh Knowledge offers tailor made workshops and presentation for schools and youth organisations to educate young people on the harm illegal and legal drugs can cause, how to avoid drugs and helping those with drug issues.

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