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Drugs and Alcohol – (Parents)

‘Talking with your children about New Psychoactive Substances and Club Drugs – A Handbook for Parents and Carers.’

The Parents’ Handbook has been produced by Mentor and Adfam as a free resource for parents and carers. This revised guide will be available as a free download and includes details on a range of substances as well as their effects, risk factors and the law. It also contains helpful advice on how to have effective conversations about drugs in order to keep your child safe from their harms.

Facts and information about drugs – Frank

Talking to Kids about Alcohol: An informative, reassuring guide with tips and guidance on how to approach the issue of drinking with children and teenagers.

Information about alcohol including useful suggestions for parents when talking to their children about the issue – Drinkaware.

Adfam is national organization working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. They provide direct support to families through publications, training, outreach work and sign posting to local support services

Al-anon support for families and friends of problem drinkers.

SIAS (Solihull Integrated Addiction Services) is a partnership of organisations – Welcome, The Bridge, the Drug Intervention Programme (DIP) and Aquarius – which work closely together to offer easy access to support and treatment for anyone whose drug or alcohol use has become problematic.

Welcome is a registered charity and the access point for drug and alcohol treatment and support services in Solihull. They are a member of SIAS and work with families and carers as well as users of drugs and/or alcohol to help them take control of their lives.

For support and advice on stopping smoking, contact Solihull’s smoking cessation service.