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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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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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opioids
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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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Caring for young people can be one of the most significant and rewarding things we can do in our lives. It can also be complex and at times, hard. This conversation is here to help you, the person doing all the caring, get some care yourself.

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What are nitazenes? What type of drug are they, and what do they do? What do we really know about this new drug? Find the answers to these questions and more from the Australian Drug Foundation.

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australian

Direct from Positive Choices and perfect for parents and teachers, this factsheet explains what e-cigarettes (vapes) are, what the laws are in Australia, and links to the most up-to-date legal information for each state.

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alcohol
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The stigma experienced by people who use alcohol and drugs can be an everyday occurrence, and become ingrained. In time, people can begin to apply this stigma to themselves.

The video from the Government of South Australia shows how self-stigma can become a barrier to recovery from problematic alcohol and drug use.

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australian

Of teenagers in Australia who are drinking alcohol, 41.6% said their parents were the main source of alcohol supply. That’s why DrinkWise created the national It’s okay to say nay campaign.

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addiction
parents and families

What happens in a family when someone is going through addiction? In this video, we learn about Family Drug Support's model of the Stages of Change for Families.

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addiction
stigma
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Too often the reality of addiction is obscured by deep-seated stigma. In this heartfelt moment, Students from Monash University's School of Media, Film and Journalism capture Benn's emotional journey.

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australian

The experts help us bust the myth that addicts are a lost cause.These films were originally produced in conjunction with the broadcast of the SBS series, ‘Struggle Street’ in 2017.

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What are adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and what do they mean for a growing child? Find out in this animated video from the Canadian Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health.

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