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.

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Drug and Alcohol Education: Student Booklet

Get the facts about illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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Drug and alcohol use and the law

Understand the legal consequences of drug use.

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

Emergency+ App

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

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
ADF

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
Text: I'm worried about you and I'd like to help

How do you protect yourself if someone using alcohol/drugs becomes violent or aggressive?

When people use drugs, sometimes they can become violent. Read this factsheet for some ways you can protect yourself.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
You are in the minority

How many young people use drugs and alcohol in Australia

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

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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How to help a friend or family member with their drug or alcohol use

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
Teaching CPR

How to help someone who has taken a 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 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
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Let’s yarn about helping a friend or family member who has a drug problem (3 part series)

It can be hard to know what to do when someone you love is using drugs. Read this three part series for what you can do.

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
Key Messages

Mythbusters: Let's have a yarn about alcohol and drugs

You hear a lot of talk about alcohol and drugs, but how much of it is true? Read this factsheet to find out!

Year: Year 7–8, 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
Mediation tablets in a range of colours and sizes

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
Tags: high-risk
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