ONE of Scotland’s most successful singer songwriters has called on young people to stand up for themselves when it comes to alcohol, drugs and tobacco.
Amy Macdonald, from Bishopbriggs, was at Glasgow Science Centre to launch a pioneering new website recently.
‘Choices for Life’ draws together all three strands of substance misuse – alcohol, drugs and tobacco – providing an extensive resource for young people, parents and teachers.
The website is being launched to complement the existing Choices for Life programme, which aims to provide young people aged 11-18 with the facts on substance misuse.
Amy said: “It takes a lot of courage to stand up and say no to something when others around you are putting pressure on you.
“That’s what makes Choices for Life so great. It gives young people access to the information that will help give them the confidence they need to make positive decisions in their lives.
“There are lots of great opportunities out there for young people to pursue their dreams.
“I have been lucky to realise mine and I put that down to working hard and making the right decisions along the way.
“That opportunity is there for everyone as long as they have the courage and determination to make the right choices.”
Visit www.choicesforlifeonline.org for more information.
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