Fears & Mistakes

What can parents do

  Dear parents,

one of the most serious problems that we face today is drugs addiction and we have one powerful weapon against it - knowledge. Here you can find advice on communication with your children on this distressing theme during the different periods of their life.


To introduce children to the concept of drugs and medicines to make them aware there is a correct use for all substances.

To know and understand simple safety rules about medicines, tablets, solvents and household substances.


To know that all medicines are drugs but not all drugs are medicines.

To educate about substances to enable the children to make decisions confidently.

To understand that some people need drugs to help them live or maintain
quality of life.



To make decisions that will have a bearing on pupils' future health and well being.

To impart knowledge to enable informed decisions and choices to be made.

To raise awareness of damage caused by 'socially acceptable' and unacceptable drugs.
To give pupils the skills to cope with peer group pressure.
To dissuade students from experimenting and reduce incidence of drug abuse.


Students should have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their attitudes and the use of drugs in a society where pressure exists.

To discuss the role of the media in influencing attitudes towards drugs, particularly smoking and alcohol.

To be able to communicate effectively and confidently with official medical personalities.
Communication with your children...
Knowledge Communication Fears & Mistakes

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