‘Why Drug and Alcohol Education is so important’

Our friend Jonathan Simpson, the Mayor of Camden, recently wrote an article about the Amy Winehouse Foundation for the Huffington Post. In his piece, he explains the importance of our Resilience Programme for Schools in educating young people about drunk and drugs.

“When the Winehouse family started work”, writes Jonathan, “they spoke to people in recovery from addictions. One of the constant stories they heard was that people made decisions, in part, because they were not given any information on the impact that drugs and alcohol will have on their health and lives. Far too many young people and their families are affected by substance misuse, yet it continues to be a subject that people avoid talking about”.

You can read Jonathan’s article online here http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jonathan-simpson/amy-winehouse-drug-and-alcohol-education_b_3378000.html, and you can find out more about our pioneering Resilience Programme here (http://www.amywinehousefoundation.org/resilience-programme-for-schools).

Article Source: amywinehousefoundation.org