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Young people

What is the government doing?

Preventing today’s young people from becoming tomorrow’s drug misusers is a key target within the government’s drug strategy.

These sections help explain what the government is doing to reduce problematic drug use among young people and what programmes are already in place to educate them about the dangers of illegal drugs.

Explore this section:

  • Young people's drug strategy

    Government targets for preventing young people from taking drugs

  • Guidance

    Help for schools and others working to implement the young people's drug strategy.

  • Positive Futures

    Uses sport to engage with socially marginalised young people.

  • Blueprint

    The biggest drug education research programme ever run in this country.

  • Young people's case studies

    These stories bring your work in implementing the young people's drug strategy to life.

  • Publications

    Reports and publications of interest to those who work in this area.


If you work with young people you may wish to use some FRANK branded materials. There are leaflets, posters and other materials available for download in the Frank section of the Communications & campaigns area.

If you're a young person and need advice, go to the website and Talk to FRANK (new window)

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