Addiction

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Playing cards

Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler? Read our tips for parents

Legal highs can be every bit as dangerous and addictive as illegal drugs, and they're they're easier to get hold of. Make sure you and your child are clued up about the risks. 

Brain

Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

Ecstasy and LSD use among 16-24-year-olds has increased by 84% and 175% respectively in the past year. Overall drug use has remained constant – so why are these two gaining popularity with young people?

Ecstasy use is on the rise among young people. What should parents know about the drug

LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

Laughing gas

Laughing gas: a parent’s guide

Maryon Stewart, founder of the Angelus Foundation (now Mentor UK), offers her expert advice on how to talk to your child about legal and illegal substances that may alter their mood or behaviour

Alcohol and the law

What’s the law on children and drinking alcohol? Read our quick guide to find out

Alcohol

Our checklist of top tips for guarding your child against trouble with drink...

Why is it important to talk to your child about drinking before they're 13? The Alcohol Education Trust explains, and shares their tips for age-appropriate discussions