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Puberty, bullying and 'the birds and the bees'. There are all sorts of big talks that we have with the young people in our lives. At some point, you may find that alcohol, tobacco or other drugs is something you'd like to cover. This 'Community Conversation' is designed to help you have that talk.

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Community Conversation
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stigma
australian
parents and families
lived experience

This is the second in a series of four articles from the Australian Drug Foundation, which explore the social phenomenon of stigma and how it impacts people who use drugs.

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australian
drug use
parents and families

Many people in Australia use drugs - alcohol, coffee, cannabis, and many more. But why do people choose to use drugs, and is there any difference in the way thhey are used? Find the answers to these questions and more in this factshet from the Australian Drug Foundation.

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overdose
addiction
lived experience
australian

Opioid dependence and addiction can be tough. And anyone who uses any opioid can become dependent or addicted. But what is addiction, and what does that mean for a person who uses drugs? This factsheet from International Overdose Awareness Day answers these questions and more.

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tasmanian
vaping
parents and families

In this video, Sarah talks about her experience with her teenage son wanting to start vaping, and how she handled those conversations. This video is part of the Community Conversations project and is featured in the conversation 'Just Say Know'.

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tasmanian
youth
parents and families
addiction

It can be upsetting to find out that a young person is using drugs. However, there are lots of places that can help them with their drug use. Importantly, there are also places that you can go to get support for yourself while you assist them. This conversation gives you some tips on how to handle finding out a young person is using drugs, or has an addiction.

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Community Conversation
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helpline
tasmanian
australian

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) exist in each state and territory. They provide confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service and operate 24 hours. ADIS is operated by Turning Point.

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overdose
opioids
addiction
treatment
international

Life Savers: your one-stop website for information about opioids and opioid dependence. This website provides information about opioid dependence (which may be diagnosed as Opioid Use Disorder or OUD) and about different options for treatment.

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directory
australian
counselling
treatment

Answer a few quick questions to be matched to services and information that is the right fit for you, or someone you care about, in just minutes. Path 2 Help is run by the Australian Drug Foundation.

Can't find a service in Tasmania on Path 2 Help? Try searching CODE.

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australian
youth
parents and families
stigma
drug use

Stigma is often associated with mental health and drug use disorders, and can have lasting impacts including harassment, bullying and preventing young people from seeking help. Learn more in this Webinar from Positive Choices: Understanding stigma - creating a safe supportive environment for Australian young people

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australian
injecting
safety
policy

Supervised injecting facilities (SIFs) are dedicated spaces where illicit drugs can be used under the watchful eye of health care professionals (particularly nurses), social workers or other trained workers or volunteers. Learn more about them in this fact sheet from the Australian Drug Foundation.

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overdose
opioids
australian

Many people are prescribed medications containing opioids for treating pain, often after an injury or surgery. This factsheet from International Overdose Awareness Day discusses opioids as pain medication, and what patients need to know.

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