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Strong Boorais, Bright Futures

The Australian Drug Foundation, in collaboration with The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Incorporated (VACCHO) have created a fantastic DVD on smoking, alcohol and drug use while pregnant and breastfeeding. Entitled Strong Boorais, Bright Futures, the resource for mothers, fathers and families is all about keeping healthy during pregnancy and provides advice for reducing and stopping the use of alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Boorai is an Aboriginal word used in Victoria and means baby.

"The Boorai nestled in the centre of the mother’s womb is shielded and protected. Mum is giving her Boorai a healthy start to life as she is nourishing her unborn Boorai through her placenta. Healthy mums equals healthy Boorais”
                    – Shakars Montalton, Gunditjmara


(Full 18 minute video is available here)


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For a copy of the full length video on DVD, please contact DrugInfo on
1300 85 85 84 or at 

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