The Drug Education Project

One life lost due to alcohol or drug misuse is one too many…

The reality is all young people need drug and alcohol education, whether they indulge or not, as everyone can be affected by the choices of those who do. Our aim is to reduce the adverse health, social, cultural and economic consequences of alcohol and other drug use by minimising the harm for both the community and the individual.

Our sessions are practical and engaging, discussing the very real issues facing students today.

  • We promote positive social norms and teach strategies to recognise and reduce harm.
  • We believe given accurate information and practical strategies, our youth are better equipped to make “good” decisions.
  • We will empower students to recognise harm, act quickly and appropriately, to reduce drug and alcohol related harm in their communities and perhaps even save a life!
  • An important part of our message to both parents and students is “SAFETY”. We have developed an action plan that we believe will help our young audience to identify an alcohol or drug emergency and guide them to act. Students currently receive a business size card to place in their wallet that reminds them of the steps of this action plan.

The objective is to teach young people about the harmful effects of alcohol and other drug use, as a key preventative measure in the ongoing effort to address drug related harm. The sessions are interactive and we encourage questions! The aim is to get the students thinking, talking and involved in the process, and actively developing their own strategies to keep safe.

Year 9

Do’s and Don’ts

Teaching young people about the harmful effects of alcohol and other drug use, as a key preventative measure.

Year 10

#StartSmart

Further develop the concepts of risk versus gain and reinforce key safety concepts to minimise harm.

Year 11

#LiveLife

The #LiveLife ​program reinforces the earlier concepts of choices and consequences and build on short and long term harm caused by drug use.

Parents

We’re in this together

Covering a range of drug and alcohol related issues, accentuating positive norms and empowering parents to keep the lines of communication open.