Parents are arguably the most important person on a child’s side in helping them to avoid addiction to alcohol and harmful drugs. Teenagers who have regular, serious conversations about drug prevention with their parents are around 50% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health of 2012.
Read further from American College of Pediatricians
Don´t sweat it! Photos on our documents are ugly. Get over it and show your ID at the shop. You make their life easier and help reduce alcohol availability among youngsters.
By Rimi Estonia (Estonia, June 2017)
COAP from Jing Li on Vimeo.
COAP is an online community for young people living with a family member’s addiction to drugs, alcohol or behaviour such as gambling. Over 5,000 messages have been posted by young people from all over the UK and worldwide to the message boards.
The online dimension of COAP appeals to young people who may be reluctant to talk to friends, teachers etc., but may be willing to open up to other young people in similar situations and exchange support.
Read more from HERE
COAP message boards are now at our new home NACOA http://www.nacoa.org.uk/messageboards/
You, your child and alcohol is a booklet that offers parents advice and guidance on how to discuss alcohol with their child and encourages them to think about how their relationship with alcohol can influence their children.
The booklet was originally developed as part of a campaign by the Public Health Agency, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Policing Board to tackle the issue of underage drinking.
Read more from Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland)
Download the booklet
Being on holiday dinner as a child is something very different from being there as an adult, something you easily forget when to enjoy themselves and have a good time on vacation.
To know what Lukas (6) noticed while on holiday dinner with his parents, move around (left and right) on this Youtube video.
By AV-OG-TIL (Norway, June 2017)
Portrait of an Addict from Andrew Shebay on Vimeo.
“This is a spiritual (not religious) program. SerenityStar grew from the need for sustainable recovery. Many of us in this program have spent a lifetime getting clean and losing it. We began to look at what did not work for us and then filled the holes in our program giving birth to SerenityStar Recovery. We are not a treatment center. We are a group of recovering addicts and alcoholics who are working a 12 Step program and have been called into purpose. The purpose of offering our experience, strength and hope to the next addict who wants recovery.
SerenityStar is a 6-month to 1 year program – That means you can stay as long as you need to in order to get recovery and keep it. We are different because we put your recovery back into your hands. We are not responsible for your growth or healing – you are – but we will show you what has worked for us and give suggestions on how to live differently.”
“Drink work & me aims to raise awareness of the impact of alcohol by offering information and support to you and your family”.
It is the Drink, Work and Me vision that every employee working in Northern Ireland will have insight into the impact of alcohol, and the supports available to reduce alcohol related harm.
We hope to achieve our aim through a programme of education, training and treatment.
Find more from http://www.drinkworkandme.com/
“That’s the no-nonsense message going out to people across Gloucestershire this summer as part of a campaign against the scourge of drink-driving.
And a video that shows the potential consequences of driving above the limit and risking your life and the lives of others.
It’s a mannequin challenge with a serious message.”
By Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue
Those who appreciate you, want your decision you make before driving is the best, not the last. Save lives on the road!
By National Road Safety Agency (Colombia)
Read more: http://ansv.gov.co/campana-salvemos-vidas-en-la-via/