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Free handouts and online resources for family and friends

DrugInfo offers a number of free resources aimed at a range of audiences, these include fact sheets, pamphlets and reports.

Most resources can be downloaded from the links provided in the list. Details about how to obtain hard copies of the resources are outlined in the list. For further information contact DrugInfo. Limits apply and large orders may incur postal charges.

For resources on pregnancy, see Free resources for women.

General drug-related resources

Title Publisher Format Availability
Alcohol other drugs and your teenager Australian Drug Foundation, 2010 Fact sheet as PDF
Alcohol and other drug prevention in the family Australian Drug Foundation, 2012 Fact sheet
Drug use in the family Australian Drug Foundation, 2013 Fact sheet

Drugs in Focus—Alcohol and other drugs: A guide for parents

Australian Drug Foundation, February 2007

Bookl

Drugs in Focus—Parent focus: Dealing with drug issues for 9 to 14-year-olds

Australian Drug Foundation, 2006

Booklet

Drugs in Focus—Safety first: Helping children to stay safe

Australian Drug Foundation, 2004

Booklet
  • Single free copy: DrugInfo (Victoria only)

Drugs Today—Helping grandparents discuss drug-related issues

Australian Drug Foundation, February 2004

Pamphlet
  • Single free copy: DrugInfo (Victoria only)
  • Multiple copies available for purchase: ADF Shop

Drugs Today—Young people and drugs: What parents need to know

Australian Drug Foundation, 2002

Pamphlet
  • Single free copy: DrugInfo (Victoria only)
  • Multiple copies available for purchase: ADF Shop

Drugs Today—When someone close to you has a drug problem

Australian Drug Foundation, 2008

Pamphlet
  • Single free copy: DrugInfo (Victoria only)
  • Multiple copies available for purchase: ADF Shop
Encouraging change Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service, 2010 Fact sheet
Family first aid Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service, 2010 Fact sheet
Family friendly websites Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service, 2010 Fact sheet
Family issues. Frequently asked questions Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service, 2010 Fact sheet
Information for parents of young drivers Australian Drug Foundation, 2013 Article
Max and Tyra Mirabel Foundation, 2009 Picture book (PDF)
The Other Talk (booklet) Australian Drug Foundation, 2014 Booklet
The Other Talk (poster) Australian Drug Foundation, 2013 Poster
The Other Talk (website) Australian Drug Foundation, 2013 Website
Parenting scenarios Australian Drug Foundation, 2013 Article
Responding to the needs of children and parents in families experiencing alcohol and other drug problems. Prevention Research Quarterly Australian Drug Foundation, 2012 Prevention Research publication (PDF)
Safe party planner Australian Drug Foundation, 2014 A4 printout
Supporting children: a guide for grandparents Australian Drug Foundation, 2012 Fact sheet
What 12-17 year olds are really using Australian Drug Foundation, 2013 Infographic
Who is responsible? Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service, 2010 Fact sheet

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Alcohol-related resources

Title Publisher Format Availability
Alcohol and young people: a guide for parents Australian
Government
Department of
Health and
Ageing, 2010
Pamphlet

Alcohol and your kids: a guide for parents and carers

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2009

Pamphlet

Australian guidelines for low-risk drinking

DrugInfo, Revised 2009

Fact sheet

Cheers? Alcohol and your family Victoria. Department of Health, 2011 Pamphlet
  • Online in Arabic, English, Polish, Spanish, Sudanese Arabic and Vietnamese
Cheers? Alcohol and your family Victoria. Department of Health, 2011 Poster
  • Online in Arabic, English, Polish, Spanish, Sudanese Arabic and Vietnamese

Fact Sheets for Parents

 

Victorian Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2008 Fact Sheet

Now your teenagers need to know about drink driving

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Booklet

Pregnancy and alcohol

DrugInfo, 2009

Fact sheet

Role of families in preventing alcohol-related harm. Prevention Research Quarterly Australian Drug Foundation, 2008 Prevention Research publication
What 12-17 year olds are really using Australian Drug Foundation, 2013 Poster
What is secondary supply? Australian Drug Foundation Fact sheet
When someone close to you as a drinking problem

Australian Drug Foundation, 2008

Pamphlet

Young people and alcohol

Australian Drug Foundation, 2013

Fact sheet (PDF)

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Amphetamine-related resources

Title Publisher Format Availability

What parents should know about ICE (Crystal methamphetmine)

Victorian Government Department of Human Services, October 2007

Pamphlet

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Buprenorphine-related resources

Title Publisher Format Availability

Treatment options for heroin and other opioid dependence: A guide for families and carers

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2004

Booklet

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Cannabis-related resources

Title Publisher Format Availability
What's the deal? Cannabis facts for parents National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) Pamphlet

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Heroin-related resources

Title Publisher Format Availability
Dealing with heroin use: A guide for parents Australian Drug Foundation, 2000 Booklet
  • Single free copy: DrugInfo (Victoria only)

Treatment options for heroin and other opioid dependence: A guide for families and carers

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2004

Booklet

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Inhalant-related resources

Title Publisher Format Availability
Dealing with inhalant use: A guide for parents Australian Drug Foundation, 2005 Booklet
  • Single free copy: DrugInfo (Victoria only)

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Methadone-related resources

Title Publisher Format Availability

Treatment options for heroin and other opioid dependence: A guide for families and carers

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2004

Booklet

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Naltrexone-related resources

Title Publisher Format Availability

Treatment options for heroin and other opioid dependence: A guide for families and carers

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2004

Booklet

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Last updated: 4 December 2013

 
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