Growing up in the UK, I was exposed to Cannabis in various forms during my secondary school years. For those reading from overseas, secondary school runs from ages 11—16.
It is probably a good idea right at the start to define addiction so there is no mistake as to what it is and what one is dealing with, after all, one can be addicted to aspirin as well as drugs sold illegally on the street.
With drugs in prisons recently getting some notice after BBC’s Panorama documentary on HMP Northumberland, it is interesting to note what is being talked about.
When kids are young, full of energy, hormones and angst, their biggest problems are usually which grade they will get on the next test; if that girl or boy likes them back, or if they will get another unfortunate spot on their face.
Many people have preconceived ideas of what an addict is like. But the thing is that addicts don’t fit into one particular category…
Sometimes this can be difficult if you are unsure on how they are going to act, respond or deal with it. This shouldn’t stop you though. The first step for maintaining your relationship and perhaps helping the person through addiction is to be able to talk about it.
Shocking Statistics Emerge: England’s National Summit on Drug-Related Deaths In January 2015, Public Health England, DrugScope and the Local Government Association held a National Summit on Drug-Related Deaths.