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In this video, Jonathan - a Lived Experience Speaker - talks about his experience of alcohol use, and how that has shaped his conversations about drugs with his children.This video is part of the Community Conversations project and is featured in the conversation 'Connecting through Conversation'.
In this video, Tonya talks about her experience with family violence and abuse, and her role as a carer in her family and worklife. She offers some advice for people in similar situations.This video is part of the Community Conversations project and is featured in the conversation 'Looking After You'.
Illicit drugs are never safe and the impact on your health and life can be harmful. Find out the risks to your health and read the Australian Government's Department of Health and Aged Care's tips for staying safe at events. Discover what you can do as parent or teacher to support teenagers and young people.
Research published in Drug and Alcohol Review in December 2021 suggests a transformation in the public’s views on drugs over the past decade. But while Rebecca’s views apply to all illegal drugs, the general public draws a sharp distinction between different drugs. Learn about Rebecca's story and Australia's changing opinions in this article from the Sydney Morning Herald.
The Family and Friend Support Programs are a set of online interventions and support packages designed by experts to help families and friends supporting a loved one who may be using ice, alcohol and/or other drugs. They also offer information and support for people who may be experiencing domestic and family violence, as well as people who are living in rural or remote regions.
Family Drug Support Online is designed to provide support for families and friends of people using drugs and alcohol - to help them become more resilient and better able to cope on their journey with the user.
The site offers different support for different circumstances. Where the drug use has been going on for some time, the site presents a series of video chapters about a family support group. The chapters are designed to be viewed in order. The group is led by family drug support specialist Tony Trimingham, OAM.
On the site, 'drugs' also includes alcohol, and 'families' includes friends of drug users.
An insight into the pressures young people face can give parents and teachers an understanding of the reasons young people may use drugs and alcohol. This can help in responding in a constructive way. In this factsheet from Positive Choices, you will find some of the reasons young people give for using drugs and alcohol and ideas for starting conversations with them.