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NDC urges parents to protect kids from drugs & booze

NDC urges parents to protect kids from drugs & booze

| 14/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): With school out for the summer, the National Drug Council is urging parents to ensure that their teenagers’ free time and less adult supervision doesn’t lead to them using drugs and alcohol. The NDC warned that the long summer break presents an opportunity for teenagers to be pressured into drinking or using drugs for […]

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NDC urges parents to talk to kids about booze

NDC urges parents to talk to kids about booze

| 18/04/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council is encouraging parents to start talking to children about alcohol at a very early age, maintaining that talking early and talking often can make a difference and prevent alcohol abuse by young people, which is still the most frequently used drug among school age kids, according to NDC research. The […]

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NDC begins 8th drug student survey

NDC begins 8th drug student survey

| 10/02/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council is about to begin its eighth student survey to establish the current level of drug and alcohol use among local teenagers. According to the last survey conducted in 2014 and published last year, more than half of all students in the Cayman Islands said they had never used drugs but six out […]

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HRC calls for more support for troubled teens

HRC calls for more support for troubled teens

| 05/10/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Local human rights experts have raised concerns about the lack of support for teenagers in Cayman suffering from mental health problems and the amount of abuse they are being subjected to. Having reviewed the recent reports from the World Health Organisation on Mental Health and the PAHO Adolescent Health and Sexuality, the Human Rights […]

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Cayman teens facing violence and abuse

Cayman teens facing violence and abuse

| 13/05/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A report conducted in Cayman two years ago by the Pan American Health Organization and published Wednesday has revealed that local teenagers are facing violence, sexual abuse and mental health problems. 18% of girls reported being victims of sexual abuse while 22% had faced real physical violence, according to the report, which also found […]

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