SchoolTV - Drug & Alcohol Use

In this edition of SchoolTV - DRUG & ALCOHOL USE

Many parents are concerned about the use of alcohol, as well as other drugs, as their children grow up. We are coming to the end of the year and it is the time for celebration. For our young people, a one time or infrequent use of alcohol or drugs can unfortunately result in tragedy such as unintentional injuries, homicide or even suicide. 

Research has shown that a young person’s brain keeps developing until they are in their mid-twenties, making alcohol more harmful than previously thought. Even the casual use of certain drugs can cause severe health problems, such as an overdose or brain damage. Parents will often feel overwhelmed when having to deal with substance abuse issues. However, they are encouraged to lead by example and set behavioural boundaries for their kids.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will learn how to deal with the issues surrounding drug and alcohol use and the impact it can have on a child’s development. Alcohol and drug use can lead to serious problems such as poor academic performance, loss of friends, behavioural issues and even lasting legal problems.

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this edition of SchoolTV and we always welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor for further information or seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to the Drug & Alcohol Use edition of SchoolTV

https://hbhs.nz.schooltv.me/newsletter/drug-alcohol-use

Barney Killian
Director of Wellbeing