European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Webinar: Teens and substance use — what can parents do? is now available to view on YouTube here. The webinar aims to help adults manage risks relating to adolescent substance use in line with evidence-based prevention principles.

Smoking and drinking among 15–16-year-old school students are showing signs of decline, but there are concerns over potentially risky cannabis use and the challenges posed by new addictive behaviours. These are among the findings from the latest report from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD).

In the webinar, they explore evidence-based practices (i.e., what-to-do and what-not-to-do) to help address the hot topic of ‘drugs’ (whether legal or illegal) with teens from a parental perspective.

The Webinar is presented by the follow:

  • Ina Koning, prevention researcher, VU Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands 
  • Terese Glatz, parenting researcher, Örebro University, Sweden 
  • Gregor Burkhart, senior prevention analyst, EMCDDA 
  • Chairperson: Rachele Donini, prevention expert, Italy 
  • Opening and closing remarks: Alexis Goosdeel, Director EMCDDA