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Alcohol Factsheet

Alcohol: Factsheet

Alcohol is the most commonly used drug in Australia. Learn about the effects and risks associated with drinking.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Tags: booze, grog
Benzodiazepine medication

Benzodiazepines: Factsheet

Get accurate, up-to-date information about Benzodiazepine medications, including risks, effects and appropriate use.

Caffeine image

Caffeine & Energy Drinks: Factsheet

How much caffeine is safe? Learn about the immediate and long-term risks of heavy caffeine and energy drink consumption.

Year: Year 1–2, Year 3–4, Year 5–6, Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Cannabis plant

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

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

Dangers of cocaine

Cocaine: Factsheet

Accurate, up-to-date information about cocaine, including its effects and associated risks in the short and long term.

Year: 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

What you should 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
National Drug Campaign

Drugs Facts & Information for Parents: Translated

The National Drugs Campaign website provides drug information & guidance for parents translated into several languages.

Ecstasy pill

Ecstasy and Pills: Factsheet

Learn about the varied short and long-term effects of taking Ecstasy/MDMA, and the risks involved with its consumption.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Tags: E, pills, pingers, eccy
Cannabis video 1

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
Psychoactive Substances

Emerging Drugs: Factsheet

Many ‘new’ drugs have arrived on the market. Learn about New and Emerging Drugs, or "legal highs", and their effects.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
GHB

GHB: Factsheet

Although little is known about the long-term effects of GHB, learn about the immediate risks and effects of consumption.

Year: 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
Hallucinogen

Hallucinogens: Factsheet

Get accurate and up-to-date information about hallucinogens, including the variable risks and effects of consumption.

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.

heroin

Heroin: Factsheet

Heroin is a highly addictive opiate. Learn about the short and long term effects and risks associated with its use.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Tags: opiates, smack
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