KnowDrugs: The Parents Guide app

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Developers, UK.


The KnowDrugs: The Parents Guide app provides parents and carers with essential information and advice related to young people’s drug use.

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:

This app is geared towards helping parents and carers understand the important issues surrounding young people's drug use. It provides comprehensive information on alcohol and other drugs, with strategies on how best to engage with children. The strength of this app is the mobility of the information provided, with readily available information such as what to do in an emergency. The information is easy to navigate with an A-Z drug list that includes new and emerging psychoactive substances. The app is interspersed with simple well-produced videos, which, although filmed in the UK, are also relevant in an Australian context. This app is a useful resource for parents and, to a lesser degree, teachers. 

 *Review provided by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.