Drug Resources: Drugs General

Drugs General 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.

By default, results that have the highest evidence base rating and are Australian-based will be shown first.

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Talk to Someone

Do something about it: Getting Help Series

This video series provides information about the support services available to help young people.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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
Drug use and violence: how to protect yourself

Drug use and aggression: How to protect yourself

Advice about what to do if someone is becoming aggressive.

Teenage drug use

Drugs and the Law

Understand the legal consequences of drug use, and some of the variables that influence the severity of an offence.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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Emergency+

The Emergency+ app uses GPS to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details to emergency services.

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Glossary

Heard a term/drug name & not sure what it means?

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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Health Direct

This app provides trusted health information and advice and is funded by the governments of Australia.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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Helping a friend or parent who may have a drinking problem

This video gives suggestions for what to do if you are concerned about a friend or family member's drinking habits.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Teaching CPR

Helping someone who has taken an illegal drug

Be prepared for the unpredictable nature of drugs: Learn what to look for and how to help in a drug-related emergency.

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How can I tell if someone is using drugs?

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

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How families can protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teenagers against drug related harms

How families of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people can positively influence their teenagers choices.

Year: Foundation Year, Year 1–2, Year 3–4, Year 5–6, Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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
What can parents do

How parents can protect against drug use and related harms

Have a positive impact on your teenager’s choices.

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How to put someone in the recovery position

Be prepared: Learn how to help in an emergency, and how to place someone in the recovery position correctly.

Year: Year 5–6, 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
Parties

Keeping Your Teenager Safe at a Party

This factsheet provides advice for parents to help keep their teenagers safe when they attend parties or events.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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Making Choices

Learn how to be assertive, deal with pressure from friends and make your own decisions about alcohol and drugs.

Year: Year 5–6, Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
A mother has an open dicussion with her son.

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
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