Our latest Q&A is all about weed and drug-taking. We’ve seen a rise in concerns from parents and teens about use of weed, and worries about county lines. We brought together a group of brilliant experts: Carl Scott, a youth worker from Reboot Sussex; Toby Chown from charity Oasis Project which helps families affected by alcohol and drug use; Luci Hammond from RU-OK?; and PC Joe Davies from Sussex Police.
Watch our half hour conversation (below) which covered:
- signs to look out for if you think your teen is taking drugs;
- how a parent should approach them and talk about concerns;
- advice about what effect different drugs have on the body;
- when to seek help and where to find it;
- parent’s influence
- what to do if you’re concerned about drug dealing and county lines;
- and what the law says.
If you’re concerned about a young person getting involved in drugs or county lines, getting advice before talking to them can really help. Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
HELP & SUPPORT
Talk to Frank Information for parents worried about their child and demystifying the language around drugs
RU-OK? Part of Brighton & Hove Children’s Services, working alongside under 18s whose lives are affected by substance misuse in Brighton & Hove. RU-OK? adolescent service switchboard – 01273 293966 – ask for RU-OK