How to talk alcohol and drugs with 'Generation Yolo'

DRUG and Alcohol Research director Paul Dillon will this afternoon give an address in Coffs Harbour on how adults can talk to young people about alcohol and drug use.

Parents and anyone who works with young people are invited to attend the free presentation in the D Block Theatre at Southern Cross University.

Mr Dillon's address running from 4pm to 6pm is entitled Adolescents and Brain Development.

The seminar will investigate the theory of Gen Y being the YOLO (Young Only Live Once) generation and how this influences the messages society should give to young people about alcohol and drugs.  

Mr Dillon's address follows today's Reduce Risk, Increase Student Knowledge (RRISK) at the university.

Today's young driver seminar incorporated a theatrical component entitled Drive, which placed students on the scene of a virtual crash accident.  

The performance aimed to confront the road safety challenges, which young inexperienced drivers face behind the wheel.

Students were also given information on how to purchase and maintain a road worthy vehicle.



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