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Drugs and Substance Awareness 10 pictures

This folder has photos of artwork made by young people, that expresses thoughts, personal experiences and information about substances. The 'no to drugs' slogan is not very useful for young people, they need to know why they might want to make that particular choice, and to know where they can get information and support when they need it. While busy drawing, it is easier to have open discussions about any topic, as it creates a more informal environment, rather than feeling like you are being interrogated.

Callum with his vinyl record art work based on issues of peer pressure, Bristol YOT Oct 2013.
Bristol Drug Project, (BDP), offer support for people that are suffering from their own, or someone else's substance or alcohol abuse. A BDP support worker made this record to highlight their services, while he sat in on a session. While drawing he started discussions with young people about their own thoughts and attitudes towards substances and alcohol. Bristol, 2015.
Artwork done by Adams House based on topics of road safety after their three week course with The West Yorkshire Fire Service about the risks of joyriding, driving under the influence and who are the victims of road collisions.
'Real boxers don't take steds!' (aka steroids), done using carbon paper by Jordan Dodd, Nacro Middleton Leeds, Aug 2012.
“I wrote the word skunk by scratching into the paint when it was still wet, and got the idea of the character from a picture on my phone. In this picture there is a clown smoking a spliff that looks totally mad! I thought I should use this picture on the canvas to represent that smoking skunk can seem like a laugh, but it can have a darker side as it can make you have mental problems, like schizophrenia or paranoia.” - Matty aged 15. The young peoples work was exhibited at a NHS Lifecheck project launch in Bradford. Feb 2009
'Buzzin like a bee on ecstasy' in an art workshop on the topic of drugs. Sam did a follow up canvas, titled Suicidal Sunday to reference the come down and depression that can follow a night of taking ecstasy. Sam 17.<br/>The young peoples work was exhibited at a NHS Lifecheck project launch in Bradford.  Feb2009
Before heroin, by Robin aged 15. The young peoples work was exhibited at a NHS Lifecheck project launch in Bradford.  Feb2009
After heroin, by Robin in an art workshop  on the topic of drugs. The young peoples work was exhibited at a NHS Lifecheck project launch in Bradford.  Feb2009