There has been a need for many years for effective, specialist drugs education. We believe this is the key to the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Drugsline Education aims to arm young people with the appropriate information in order that they are able to make educated choices. We believe it is every young person’s right to be provided with suitable and honest information.
We have many years experience working in the drug and alcohol field. This includes working in detox and rehab, as well as working with pe0ple in full blown addiction. Our training experience has involved us with teaching social workers, key workers, projects workers, police and probation on how to work with clients who are have problems with drugs and alcohol. Our work within schools goes back to almost 10 yearsand during that time we have spoken to thousands of students each year.
Our work within the schools has developed over the past 10 years. We have produced different lessons plans for every age group. These work for Year 6, right up to university students. Our sessions can be adapted depending on the needs of the individual schools.
Many young people, due to their age or cultural background are naïve or grossly misinformed about the dangers of drugs and the majority of them are keen and interested in finding out more.
In conjunction with this work, we are often asked to put on Parents Evenings, for which we have produced a separate programme entitled: “Do Your Children Know More Than You”. This has been received by over 1,000 parents over the past year, and positive feedback from the schools followed. We are often asked if we can repeat our session the following year, to a new set of parents.