Drug Resources: Cannabis

Cannabis resources for Parents

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Below you will find a list of useful drug education resources. You can filter these according to your needs using the filters on the left hand side. See Getting Started for more information about how to use this site.

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Cannabis: Factsheet

Cannabis can affect the body and mind. Learn about the different immediate and long-term effects of using cannabis.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Cannabis information and support

Cannabis Information & Support: Factsheets

Comprehensive information about cannabis in English, Arabic and Vietnamese.

Cannabis yarns

Cannabis Yarns Booklet

Stories and information about the impact of cannabis on Aboriginal communities and culture.

Drug Education Booklets

Drug Education: Parent Booklet

Information and guidance for parents.

Drug Education Booklets

Drug Education: Student Booklet

Get the facts about illegal drugs.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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Effects of Cannabis on the Teenage Brain

A short animated video about the effects of cannabis on the developing brain.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
signs of drug use

How can I tell if someone is using drugs?

This factsheet provides information that can assist readers in recognising the signs of drug use.

You are in the minority

How many young Australians use illegal drugs?

Accurate up-to-date information about drug use patterns among young people.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Tips for saying no when the pressure is on

How To Say No Without Losing Face

Cartoon video resource demonstrating different strategies for saying no to using cannabis.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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Making the Link: How to approach conversations with teenagers

These videos demonstrate how to talk to teens about drug use and motivate them to make changes.

Cannabis slows you down

Mythbusters: Common Drug Myths Exposed

This factsheet explores common myths about drugs and provides research based facts and statistics. Some may surprise you

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Starting the conversation

Starting the conversation when you are concerned about drug use

This factsheet provides guidance for speaking to a young person about their drug use.

Talking to a young person

Talking to a young person about alcohol and other drugs

Unsure how to approach the subject of drug and alcohol use? Read our guide to effective communication.

Girl drinking

Webinar - How can Parents and Schools Prevent Drug Related Harms?

This webinar provides information for parents and schools about evidence-based drug prevention.

Co-morbidity

Webinar - How do Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders affect Young People?

This webinar provides information about mental health and substance use disorders among young Australians.

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Webinar - What can parents do to prevent teenage substance use?

This webinar will provide information for parents about the prevention of early substance use among young people.

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What are the warning signs of dependence on drugs?

This factsheet outlines signs that someone may be dependent on a drug.

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Talk to Frank: Drugs on the Brain

Short introduction to the effects of cannabis, LSD, cocaine, MDMA/ecstasy, and heroin.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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