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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 Australia-based, are displayed first.

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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.

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 Education Booklets

Drug Education: Teacher Booklet

Guide to evidence-based drug education.

Teenage drug use

Drugs and the Law

Understand the legal consequences of drug use.

National Drug Campaign

Drugs Facts & Information for Parents: Translated

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

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
Positive school environment

How teachers can guide students against drug use and related harms

Foster a positive & protective school environment.

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
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
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
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
teacher in the classroom

School-based drug prevention: What works?

An overview of what works, and doesn't work, in terms of drug & alcohol prevention in the classroom.

young person

Talking to a young person about illegal drugs

Read our guide to effective communication.

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
Why Young People Do Drugs

Why do young people use drugs?

Explore some of the reasons and how to respond.

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