Alcohol use during the teenage years is related to a wide range of health and social problems. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has developed new guidelines to help schools and colleges when teaching their pupils about the risks associated with alcohol.
There has been a call to teach young people social and emotional skills alongside the academic curriculum in schools. Schools are required to promote wellbeing and foster a safe and nourishing environment that caters to the broad range of needs of all students.
Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day is a live, online chat held between teen students and scientists during a 10 hour period. During the event, thousands of students from US high schools ask questions about drugs and alcohol use, including health effects, how to help friends or family who are using substances, and what causes addiction.
Mentor ADEPIS has recently released a detailed publication that aims to provide those working within the school setting with practical guidelines for helping to prevent children and young people from developing mental health issues as a consequence of substance abuse.