Factsheet

Not Our Way

  • The Not Our Way Storybook follows a group of teenagers through their experiences with misusing prescription drugs.
  • The Not Our Way Storybook follows a group of teenagers through their experiences with misusing prescription drugs.
Tags:
Bronze

This resource has undergone expert review.

Year:
Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Time Allocated

Partial lesson (under 45mins)

Origin

Australian

Cost

Free

Content Especially Suited For

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

Available

This resource is accessible as a downloadable PDF.

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Developers

New South Wales Police Force.

Summary

The Not Our Way Storybook follows a group of teenagers through their experiences using prescription medicine and the impact this has on their family and community. The book focuses on harms associated with misusing prescription medicine and provides practical and useful information to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in dealing with family members and friends who are experiencing problems associated with prescription medicine use.

Expected Benefits

  • Increased knowledge about harms associated with the misuse of prescription medicine.

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:

This resource was developed through consultation with members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and agencies in metropolitan and rural locations across NSW. The factsheet provides practical information about the effects of misusing pharmaceutical drugs and how to identify early signs of pharmaceutical misuse with clear prevention messages for young people.

*Review provided by researchers at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney.

Page last reviewed: 27/10/2021

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