This resource has undergone expert review.

Resource Overview

Time Allocated

Partial lesson (under 45mins)

Origin

Australian

Cost

Free

Content Especially Suited For

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

Not Our Way Video - Prescription Medication

Developers

New South Wales Police Force

Summary

Video length: Under 6 minutes.

The Not Our Way Video - Pharmaceuticals (Prescription Medication) shows the stories of individuals that had previously taken prescription medications (e.g. pain medication). This video has been developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and has useful information to support people in dealing with family members and friends who are misusing prescription medication.

Other resources in this series include:

Benefits

  • Increased knowledge about harms associated with the misuse of methamphetamines (Ice).
  • Increased knowledge about harms associated with the misuse of prescription drugs.

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:
This resource was developed by NSW Police through consultation with members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and agencies in metropolitan and rural locations across NSW. These videos provide practical information about the effects of misusing methamphetamines and pharmaceutical drugs on self, family, culture and community with clear prevention messages for young people. The video touches on components of the Australian Health and Physical Education curriculum, including social influences, social consequences, and support-seeking.

*Review produced by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.