Frank advice about drug risks

A new telephone and web-based help line about drugs for young
people and their parents and carers has been launched by the

“Talk to Frank”, jointly funded by the Home Office
and Department of Health, aims to provide young people with
credible and reliable information about the risks associated with
drugs use. The help line is being advertised nationally on TV,
radio, and  in magazines.
Local services including youth workers, drug action teams and
primary care trusts are all being asked to “adopt
Frank”, which will also be a gateway for information about
local treatment services and provide advice and support for adults
on how to talk to young people about drugs, according to Department
of Health minister Hazel Blears.

Bob Ainsworth from the Home Office said, “Families and
carers are often the first to identify a young person in trouble
and provide support. This campaign targets them to put an end to
the fear and concern they may feel when dealing with the problem
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