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Royal College of Psychiatrists. (2012) Mental health and growing up factsheet. Drugs and alcohol: information for young people. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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About this leaflet
This is one in a series of leaflets for parents, teachers and young people entitled Mental Health and Growing Up. The aims of these leaflets are to provide practical, up-to-date information about mental health problems (emotional, behavioural and psychiatric disorders) that can affect children and young people. This leaflet aims to point out the problems with misusing drugs and alcohol, and gives you some ideas about how to avoid falling into doing this.

Introduction
Lots of young people want to know about drugs and alcohol. It is important to know, that despite one's willpower, it's very easy to end up finding that you have a problem. You may initially think that you have your drug or alcohol use `under control', however, these things can be very addictive and may soon start to control you.


Item Type:FactSheet
Date:2012
Publisher:Royal College of Psychiatrists
Corporate Creators:Royal College of Psychiatrists
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of child
T Demographic characteristics > Child
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Parent

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