Drug Resources: Drugs General

Drugs General resources for Students

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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

Answers common questions about seeing a psychologist or school counsellor, and how they can help.

Drug Education Booklets

Drug Education: Student Booklet

Get the facts about illegal drugs.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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
What your GP can help you with

Getting Help from a GP (Doctor)

Visiting a doctor can be daunting. This video explains the problems GPs can help with, and what young people can expect.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Glossary definition

Glossary

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

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.

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
Talking to a friend about drugs

How to help a friend or family member with a drug problem

What to do when you’re worried about a friend: tips about how to support them and talk to them about their drug use.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Recovery position 2

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

This animation goes through some ideas for how you can say no to using cannabis, without losing face with your friends.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Two young friends spend time together

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
Mates Help Mates

Mates Help Mates

Demonstrates different approaches to starting conversations to help a friend and encourage them to seek support.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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
The Not Our Way Storybook follows a group of teenagers through their experiences with misusing prescription drugs.

Not Our Way

The Not Our Way Storybook follows a group of teenagers through their experiences with misusing prescription drugs.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
OzHealth

OzHealth

This phone app provides facts about the health of Australians.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Polydrug Use

Polydrug Use: Factsheet

Learn about the effects & risks of polydrug use: Mixing drugs or taking one drug when under the influence of another.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Illegal Drugs

What are illegal drugs?

Get the basic facts about illegal drugs, classification of different types of drugs, and how they affect the body.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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Brain Train 4 Kids

Have you ever wondered how the brain works? In this interactive game, use science to explore how drugs affect the brain.

Year: Year 3–4, Year 5–6
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