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Alcohol: facts and tips for parents

Why is it important to talk to your child about drinking before they're 13? The Alcohol Education Trust explains, and shares their tips for age-appropriate discussions. 

Eating disorders and the internet

More young people are being admitted to hospital because of eating disorders. Is the internet part of the problem? We talk to Beat's Rebecca Field to find out. 

LSD

LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. This year there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it.

Ecstasy

Ecstasy use is on the rise among young people - why? And what should parents know about this drug? 

Ecstasy and LSD

A recent survey shows that ecstasy and LSD use among 16-24-year-olds has increased by 84% and 175% respectively in the past year. Overall drug use has remained constant – so why are these two gaining popularity with young people?

Childhood obesity - a new epidemic?

A staggering one in three children in the UK is overweight and one in five is obese. Weight can be very difficult to talk about - and raising it in the wrong way can be counter-producitve. Our guide to what obesity is, what it means in the long term and how to deal with it.

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