Matters of SubstanceMatters of Substance – Guide to Wellbeing for Young People
20.1% of young people drink alcohol and 10.3% use illicit drugs at levels that put them at risk of harm over their lifetime
(AIHW - The 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey)
What is it?
Matters of Substance is a resource for schools. It contains information on subjects related to young people's exposure to, and experience of, alcohol and other drugs.
Who uses it?
Matters of Substance is intended for teachers to use with students, for parents, and for students to read. Teachers, Counsellors, Health Nurses and other staff may also use Matters of Substance as a support.
The contents can be used as direct information, as background for discussion and debate, or to prompt further research either through the links provided or independent endeavour. The suggested activities can be used in their current format or as a prompt for other activities to fit established programs.
Most information is geared toward high school students but may be successfully adapted for use with younger students.
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