Factsheets

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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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Drug and Alcohol Education: Parent Booklet

Information and guidance for parents.

Student booklet cover

Drug and Alcohol Education: Student Booklet

Get the facts about illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Teacher Booklet Cover

Drug and Alcohol Education: Teacher Booklet

Guide to evidence-based drug and alcohol education.

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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
Summary of Emily's story

Drug prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth

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

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
This eBook aims to provide Indigenous Australians with accessible information about cannabis' effects on the brain and behaviour.

Gunja Brain Story

Aims to provide Indigenous Australians with accessible information about cannabis' effects on the brain and behaviour.

Year: 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
Positive school environment

How teachers can guide students against drug and alcohol related harms

Foster a positive & protective school environment.

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
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
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
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Part 1: Why is drug and alcohol prevention important?

This factsheet highlights the importance of drug and alcohol prevention and the best time to begin prevention programs.

Year: Foundation Year, Year 1–2, Year 3–4, Year 5–6, Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Teacher in classroom with students

Part 2: School-based drug and alcohol prevention: What works?

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

Year: Foundation Year, Year 1–2, Year 3–4, Year 5–6, Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Teacher with adolescent student

Part 3: School based prevention- choosing resources

How to choose appropriate and effective drug and alcohol resources for you class.

Year: Foundation Year, Year 1–2, Year 3–4, Year 5–6, Year 7–8, 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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