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Royal College of Psychiatrists. (2020) Alcohol and drugs: for parents and carers. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.

External website: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-an...

This webpage offers practical advice for parents and teachers who are worried that a young person is misusing drugs or alcohol.

Why do I need to know about whether a young person is using drugs or alcohol?
Many young people smoke, drink alcohol and may try drugs. It is important you are aware of this and do not ignore it as a time when they are just having fun or experimenting. It doesn’t take much for the young people to soon lose control and to need help to recover from this problem......


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