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The latest in drug and alcohol education and prevention, new resources on our website and current topics in Australia.

Are your teenagers friends influencing them to drink?

Friendships play an important role in teenager’s lives. See these tips on helping your child foster positive friendships

How can we help young people who experience anxiety and drink to cope?

Inroads is a program designed to help young people think about their alcohol use and overcome anxiety.

Preventing youth mental ill-health through a new school-based program

The successful alcohol and drug prevention program, Climate Schools, now includes a mental health module.

Australia’s updated alcohol guidelines explained

Find out what the revised alcohol guidelines mean and why youth should delay alcohol consumption for as long as possible

Research recap: how does social media affect drug use in teens?

As teenagers spend more time online, how does this affect their drug use? Find out what the latest research says.

What does the latest Australian data say about young people’s alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use?

Young Australians are having their first drink later in adolescence, but more are using e-cigarettes. Read more.

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