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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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As a carer it is normal to worry about young people's safety, particularly when they become old enough to start going to parties, or to think about trying drugs. The good news is that you can help keep young people safe through their teenage years and beyond. This conversation will help you do just that.

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As young people start growing up they are more likely to experiment and take risks. They become curious about trying new things. What do you, as a carer, need to know about young people and drugs? This conversation is here to help you answer that question.

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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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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'.

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In this video, Maria - A DEN Educator - talks about the important information young people need to know to stay safe. This video is part of the Community Conversations project and is featured in the conversation 'Keeping them Safer'.

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The Party Rules resource was developed to inform parents and young people about the legislation regarding holding functions and parties with alcohol, for those under 18 years of age.

Use the Printable checklist to plan your own party!

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Mocktails + Mastery is a book of non-alcoholic drink recipes with a sprinkle of related knowledge. Full to the brim with recipes for mocktails, this book examines drinking culture, how alcohol works in the body, and much more. Mocktails + Mastery is full of practical tips for feeling good and making delicious beverages.

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A community brochure that explores how to talk about alcohol and other drugs with your children at various ages.

This brochure was created in collaboration with the Australian Lions Wellness Foundation (ALWF) (Formerly ALDAF).

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The Australian Secondary School Students Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey is Australia’s largest national survey of adolescent substance use. The survey has been running since 1984 and the 2022-2023 survey results have recently been released. The data help us get a better picture of young Australian’s substance use and how this has changed over time.

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Young people are often exposed to alcohol and other drug use through the media, whether this be through advertisements, the news, fictionalised media (e.g., movies, tv shows), or social media. These exposures and advertising techniques can be very persuasive and can go on to influence a young person’s own use.

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It's not surprising that the tobacco industry is introducing more products to maintain its future revenue stream as reforms restrict access to vaping products, writes Associate Professor Becky Freeman in The Conversation.

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