It can be difficult to raise the subject and talk to your child about drugs so doing your homework first and having a better understanding is really important. Websites such as FRANK provide a comprehensive A to Z list of drugs, their slang/alternative names, what they look like, effects and risks as well as the class of drugs and whether they are legal or illegal. Visit Talk to Frank to find out more.
You can read top tips on talking to you child about drugs on the NHS website
If you’re worried that your child may be taking drugs seek out local support from your School Nursing service or GP. Or visit the FRANK website to search for local support service.