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Resource Overview


Australian Resource


Freely available

'The Other Talk' Booklet & Discussion Guide


Australian Drug Foundation (ADF)



This website was developed to provide Australian families with guidance on how to have ‘the Other Talk’ about alcohol and other drugs with young people. The resources available provide specific information for parents to feel informed and prepared to discuss this important topic.

The guidelines are available in electronic format and can be downloaded as a PDF file. The guidelines cover:

  • Questions that can be used to promote discussion
  • Alcohol and other drug facts
  • Legal information
  • Guidelines for parents around teenage parties.


  • Parents can access information about alcohol and other drugs to engage teenagers in discussions around safe partying and protect against associated harms. 

Evidence Base

These resources were developed following expert review by researchers at the Australian Drug Foundation.