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Jenny Crouch, Project co-ordinator, Addaction Derby

Breaking the Cycle is a four-year pilot in response to the Hidden Harm report on the effects of parental drug use, which showed that children of drug and alcohol users are seven or eight times more likely to develop problematic use themselves.

Health: Advice on... Volatile substance abuse

Volatile substance abuse might not make the headlines, but the latest figures show it claimed eight lives in 2005. Re-Solv's Steve Lambert looks at the types of products young people misuse and how youth workers can spot the warning signs.

Advice on... Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder can have a profound effect on the sufferer's life, influencing their mood, how they relate to others and the extent to which they take risks. Hannah Smith looks at how it affects young people's lives, and what treatments are available.

Health: Advice on ... Eating disorders

Disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are often thought of as trivial conditions that only affect teenage girls. However, the reality is that they are serious psychiatric conditions experienced by both sexes, as Emma Healey from the charity beat explains.

Advice on... Sexual health

There has been a surge in the number of young people contracting sexually transmitted infections in recent years. But advising teenagers about sexual health matters poses ethical dilemmas for youth workers. Advisory service Brook offers some answers.

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