Drugs and alcohol – Safe and healthy young people
Drug and alcohol misuse,
whether legal or illegal, can have a significant negative impact on the development and achievement of young people.
In response to the recent government Drug Strategy and the Youth Alcohol Action Plan, we will work to:
- make information and guidance available to all parents/carers
- provide credible and well-used drug and alcohol advice and information to young people
- support schools, colleges and other youth settings to deliver effective drug and alcohol education and to identify young people at risk
- ensure every young person in Hampshire has access to specialist substance misuse treatment if they need it.
In 2006, 21% of pupils aged 11 to 15 drank alcohol in the previous week. This proportion has fallen since 2001, when it was 26%. The average consumption among pupils who had drunk alcohol in the past seven days was 11.4 units. This figure is up from 5.3 units in 1990.
Source: Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2006 (Home Office, 2007).
This website provides resources for schools, local and national reports and information for supporting young people in Hampshire.