THE REAL FACE OF DRUGS

THE REAL FACE OF DRUGS EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Print Specialists UK have created a drug awareness card, called ‘THE REAL FACE OF DRUGS.

The Children’s Society estimate there are 46,000 young people involved in County Lines, with some as young as 7 years old. This is the first steppingstone for being groomed into gangs, which is very hard to escape, and eventually they too will become drug dealers or addicts.

 

THE REAL FACE OF DRUGS

The card contains only facial images of 6 females and 6 males. Each face has before and after images, with some only a couple of years apart, and show the devastating effect drugs can have on your facial features, with some being unrecognisable. This card is mainly being used with young people starting in years 5 and 6 primary schools and progressing through to colleges and universities.

DRUGS HAVE A DEADLY EFFECT

Figuring out if a child is using substances can be challenging. Many signs of drug use in teens are typical young adult behaviour. Many signs of drug use are also symptoms of mental health issues, including depression or anxiety. The teen and young adult years are confusing, complicated and formative. Understanding what’s happening them socially and in their development – and how it can intersect with substance use – is fundamental to setting the stage for healthier outcomes.

DRUGS DESTROY LIVES

6170

Drug deaths in the UK in 2022

4907

Drug poisoning deaths in England and Wales in 2022

212

Drug related deaths in Northern Ireland in 2021

1051

Drug related deaths in Scotland in 2022

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE!

For more information, go to: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/consequences/health-consequences-using-drugs

Check out our other scratch & sniff cards called ‘What Do Drugs Smell like?’ at WHAT DO DRUGS SMELL LIKE? – Print Specialists UK

For any samples of our drug awareness initiatives, go to Contact – Print Specialists UK