Adolescence

How to talk about drugs

Expert: Dr Paula Corcoran
Masterclass structure: 15 lessons (46:10 minutes)

About this class

I don’t know about you but the thought of my children using drugs terrifies me. This is why I whole heartedly recommend our new masterclass. You will find useful information about how and when to discuss drugs with your child, signs that can tell you if your child is using, or how to react if you find your child using drugs. This is a very tricky topic, and we hope that this masterclass will make you feel more secure when discussing it.

 

About the expert

Dr Paula Corcoran is the director of City University’s MSc in Health Psychology in London. She has also held several management positions in services working with street homeless drug users, Phoenix House rehabilitation centre and a housing project for clients in recovery from substance misuse. She specialises in working with hard-to-reach clients and substance misuse and addiction issues.

Lessons in this class

17 Lessons (1:34:25hour)
0. Lesson - Meet your expert 1:20
1. Lesson - The complete masterclass 48:15
2. Lesson - Prevalence of recreational drugs 1:04
3. Lesson - Recreational drugs: Categories 1:32
4. Lesson - Effects of stimulants 1:19
5. Lesson - Effects of depressants 1:09
6. Lesson - What about cannabis? 3:22
7. Lesson - At what age should I talk to my child about drugs? 4:45
8. Lesson - Why might teenagers use drugs? 4:04
9. Lesson - How to tell if your teenager is using drugs? 1:52
10. Lesson - Which strategy do you want to use as a parent? 1:58
11. Lesson - Harm reduction approach 2:13
12. Lesson - My child is using drugs… What do I do? 10:30
13. Lesson - Does your child need help? 2:30
14. Lesson - How can I safeguard my child? 4:03
15. Lesson - Does addiction run in families? 2:57
16. Lesson - Take home message 1:32

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