Parents should be aware of the signs of gaming disorder — but know that it’s rare, says mental health charity Addaction.
Video game disorder was classified as a mental health issue earlier this year, and several cases have recently come to light.
Drug and alcohol charity Addaction and Halton Borough Council are working together to prevent young people being trapped in lives of crime and exploitation.
The new project ‘Risk and Resilience’ is supporting children in Runcorn, Cheshire who are at risk of being drawn into criminal activities b
As exam season approaches, drug and alcohol charity Addaction has said students need to know the risks of using ‘smart drugs’. In recent years these substances have grown in popularity among students as a way to stay awake and sharpen focus.
Director of Addaction Scotland Andrew Horne says: “Addaction has long been in favour of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland, so we’re delighted about the new legislation coming in tomorrow (1 May 2018).
A report in the Lancet funded by the British Heart Foundation, suggests that the weekly alcohol intake should be set at 100g a week for men and women. This equates to five or six standard glasses of wine or pints of beer and is in line with UK government guidelines published in 2016.