An educational film about Mickey, a real life drug user, and his descent into drug addiction and later recovery. A poly substance misuse educational resource for parents and professionals working with young people.
There are many concerns about the relationship between drug use and mental health issues. Young people who use recreational drugs run the risk of damage to mental health including suicide, depression, psychotic symptoms and disruptive behaviour disorders. The physical and mental problems can become long term. Early drug and alcohol use is related to a host of educational, health and social problems.
Early intervention and good quality education can provide young people with credible information to resist substance misuse which in turn will lessen demand on services. The project outlined is an early intervention, harm reduction resource; it will be part of a well-planned programme giving good quality education to young people who will then be in a better position to make informed choices about drugs and alcohol.
Created on behalf of Lancashire Police Constabulary and Lancashire Trading Standards.