Factsheets

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.

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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
Drug use and violence: how to protect yourself

Drug use and aggression: How to protect yourself

Advice about what to do if someone is becoming aggressive.

ADF

Glossary

Heard a term/drug name & not sure what it means?

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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Hosting a Teenage Party

This factsheet provides information for parents on planning a party for teenagers.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
signs of drug use

How can I tell if someone is using drugs?

This factsheet provides information that can assist readers in recognising the signs of drug use.

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How families can protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teenagers against drug related harms

How families of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people can positively influence their teenagers choices.

Year: Foundation Year, Year 1–2, Year 3–4, Year 5–6, 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
What can parents do

How parents can protect against drug and alcohol use and related harms

Have a positive impact on your teenager’s choices.

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
Parties

Keeping Your Teenager Safe at a Party

This factsheet provides advice for parents to help keep their teenagers safe when they attend parties or events.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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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
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Parenting Strategies: Preventing Adolescent Alcohol Misuse

Guidelines & interactive parenting program to help parents prevent alcohol problems in young people.

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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Preventing alcohol and other drug harms among rural young people

This factsheet provides tips for parents around reducing harm from alcohol and other drug use in rural communities.

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Raising your kids strong: deadly activities families can do together

Read this factsheet for some deadly activities families can do together.

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