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Positive Choices. (2020) Positive choices. Drug and alcohol information.

External website: https://positivechoices.org.au/


Positive Choices is an Australian online portal to help school communities access accurate, up-to-date drug education resources and prevention programs.

Research suggests the teenage years are when alcohol and other drug use are first initiated. This highlights the importance of intervening early with young people to prevent drug use uptake and associated harms. School staff and parents can play an important role in protecting young people from drug-related harms and empowering them to make positive choices. Teachers, school counsellors and parents are also the primary sources of contact for young people seeking advice or help for drug use issues, thus it is crucial they are equipped with accurate information and evidence-based harm prevention strategies.

To meet this need, the Australian Government Department of Health funded the development of Positive Choices, an online portal that recognises cultural diversity and provides access to interactive evidence-based drug education resources for school communities.

Item Type
Webpage
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Audio / Visual, Web Resource
Drug Type
Cannabis, CNS depressants / Sedatives, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, Opioid, New psychoactive substance, Prescription/Over the counter, Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Prevention, Harm reduction, Education and training, Screening / Assessment
Date
2020
Publisher
Positive Choices
Corporate Creators
Positive Choices
Place of Publication
Australia
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