CODE is powered by the Drug Education Network (DEN)
The Drug Education Network is a not-for-profit organisation based in Tasmania, Australia. Our purpose is to prevent and reduce harm from drugs through leadership and education.Learn more about the Drug Education Network
What is CODE?
Community Online Drug Education (CODE) is a place for Tasmanians to find free, trustworthy resources and information about alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs.
Why did the Drug Education Network make CODE?
The team at DEN understand that reliable, trustworthy information, relevant to you, your situation, or your loved-ones can be difficult to find on the internet. You can spend hours looking through Google search results and still not know the answers to your questions. We know how frustrating this can be when you are trying to find good information about alcohol, nicotine and other drugs, especially when you are looking for help, trying to stay safe, or want some assurance that the information you are reading is verified and accurate. That's why DEN has created CODE: to provide good, locally relevant, online alcohol and other drug information and educational resources. CODE aims to provide you with helpful information that is easily accessed, no matter the time of day or where you are.
CODE was launched on the 27th of June, 2022.
What can CODE do for me?
CODE will help you learn more about all sorts of topics related to alcohol, nicotine and other drugs. If you are interested in learning about how a vape works, this is the right place! If you are curious about how different types of drugs work in your body, you will find that here. If you are seeking safe partying tips and tricks for people of all ages, we have loads! If you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one, we can point you in the right direction. Whether you're after a detox facility or need help with prescription medications, we've got information about services all across the state of Tasmania that can help you out.
What if I can't find what I'm looking for?
Get in touch with us on our contact page for help finding more information about a particular topic or situation, or with any questions you might have. We respect your right to remain anonymous and will do our best to assist you or connect you with someone who can.
Community Online Drug Education (CODE) is a health promotion and prevention educational resource created by the Drug Education Network Inc. This site is intended to be used by community members living in Tasmania who want to learn more about alcohol and other drugs to inform their decisions.
Due to the nature of the topic of alcohol and other drugs, some content may be sensitive or inappropriate for some viewers. We work to ensure that all content presented on CODE is safe and accessible; However, we recommend parents and guardians supervise any use of the site by children under the age of 18 and to be aware of your own wellbeing when accessing potentially sensitive and confronting information. We do our best to inform you of the content you are likely to find on external sites so that you can make an informed choice when following our links.
The Drug Education Network Inc. works hard to ensure that links on CODE lead to safe and functional sites at the time of posting, but cannot be held responsible for the content hosted on third party sites. If you find broken or unsafe links on CODE, please let us know by clicking "Report an Issue" on the relevant resource page or using the details on the Contact Us page.
DEN will not upload content to CODE that:
contains broken links, inaccurate or outdated information
comes from untrustworthy websites or sources
has the main purpose of trying to sell you things
may cause you harm
is irrelevant to the Tasmanian community
is not aligned with our organisational values and beliefs
For more information about the content that is uploaded to CODE, you can view our in-depth Content Guidelines.View the in-depth CODE Content Guidelines
The Drug Education Network acknowledges the strength, resilience and capacity of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people and their deep and lasting cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship as ongoing custodians of the skies, land and waters of lutruwita / Tasmania. We recognise that our organisation operates on the land of the traditional custodians and we pay our respect to Elders past and present.
DEN receives funding from the Crown, through the Department of Health, to provide the Community Online Drug Education service.
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Icons: Entypo pictograms by Daniel Bruce — www.entypo.com
Resource Images: All resource images are sourced from and remain the property of the resources they represent. We provide them here as a guide for users to enhance the health literacy of our site and in accordance with Fair Use.
Website: A big thank you to Handbuilt Creative, who designed the original Everybodys.Business website and enabled the creation of CODE.
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If you value resources like CODE, and would like to support future initiatives that prevent harms caused by alcohol and other drugs in Tasmania, then please consider making a tax-deductible donation to assist DEN in stretching our funding dollar further. We are a not-for-profit Tasmanian charity, registered with the ACNC (click here to view our registration details
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