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
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.
Laughing gas, also known as ‘Noz’, has become increasingly popular among young people in the UK. So what is it - and what does it do to people who take it?
A recent survey shows that 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?
The government has announced that it is to ban legal highs, currently available in 'head shops' up and down the country as well as online. Legal highs are new chemical compounds, untested and mysterious - so why have they become so popular and what effect will the ban have?
Cannabis is still the world’s most popular illegal drug worldwide - but in the UK, its use is falling. For most people, cannabis is not a source of harm and is used to achieve a feeling of being relaxed and high.
Ecstasy use is on the rise among young people - why? And what should parents know about this drug?