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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).



A group of teenagers

Drug and alcohol website

This website provides resources for schools, local and national reports and information for supporting young people in Hampshire.