Posted on 1st December 2014
Parents in Matlock are invited to attend a special information evening aimed at increasing their awareness around drugs and young people.
Police are teaming up with Matlock Town Council and Highfields School to host the seminar titled “Why young people really use drugs & alcohol and what we can do to prevent it”.
The ‘Amy Winehouse Foundation’ Resilience Programme evening will take place at the Imperial Rooms on Imperial Road, Matlock. It will run between 6pm and 8pm on Tuesday, December 2.
The seminar aims to inform parents and guardians about the underlying issues behind substance misuse, the range of substances currently in circulation, along with the side effects and risks.
It also aims to offer advice and support to enable parents to have early conversations with their children about issues around drugs and alcohol.
The session will give parents an insight into the real-life struggles from a trained volunteer in recovery.
Advice will be offered throughout the evening to signpost local treatment services for further information and support.
The seminar will follow with a question and answer session and light refreshments will be provided.
The evening has been jointly funded by the Amy Winehouse Foundation, addaction, the Big Lottery Fund and police.
To find out more about the special evening, contact the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.