The National Alcohol and Drugs Conference 2018 was held on 21st June 2018, kindly hosted by Liverpool John Moores University and co organised by The Alcohol Education Trust and Mentor charities. The welcome address was delivered by the host Liverpool John Moores Director of The Public Health Institute Mr Jim McVeigh. Keynote addresses were given by Rt Hon Nick Gibbs, Minister of State at DfE and Victoria Atkins, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State. PCC Amy Fletcher, Youth Officer for Cheshire Police Safer Schools partnership, spoke on school based projects targeting more vulnerable populations across Cheshire and on dealing with some of the problems faced regarding drugs and alcohol in schools. Dr John McAlaney, a principal academic in the Department of Psychology at Bournemouth University delivered a talk entitled ‘Are you Normal? (Mis) perceptions of alcohol and drug use in adolescents’ Dr David Regis, Research Manager for the Schools Health Education Unit in Exeter presented on trends in drug and alcohol use in National Alcohol and Drugs Conference 2018 – Report and presentations young people and some connections.