School leavers left out of alcohol and drug prevention programmes, research says

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A generation of young people are starting university lacking adequate drug and alcohol education, research suggests.  New research from the University of Sydney has highlighted gaps in alcohol and drug prevention programmes for people aged 16-19 years old.  At this age, the brain is wired to underestimate risk and overestimate pleasure, which researchers say prime young people toward behaviours such as drug use and getting drunk.  They say school leavers are left on their own to navigate a lands

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