Family Lives responds to ‘Clubbers mix former legal high mephedrone with ecstasy, despite ban’

Jeremy Todd, Family Lives, Chief Executive said:

“Parents and inquisitive teenagers need to know the risks associated not just with drug taking but also the physiological and psychological effects of combining drugs – whether ‘legal’ or illegal - and must be given advice on dealing with peer pressure. Young people are more likely to seek help and advice from parents who listen and are supportive, rather than those who lecture or fly off the handle.  We speak to thousands of parents and carers every year and know that issues around drugs are a real concern. The more help and information that parents and carers have to understand these issues and talk to their kids about risky behaviours, the safer their kids will be. For information visit www.familylives.org.uk/advice/talking-your-teens-about-drugs” 

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