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Alcohol and drug use > Teenagers

Teenagers Many parents are concerned about alcohol as well as other drugs as their children grow up, and for good reason. Young people are at greater risk of alcohol-related harm than adults. Relatively recent research…


Teenagers > Influencers

Influencers As your child grows up, it’s easy to think that they listen more to their friends and celebrities than you. However, the reality is that you started to influence your child from day one…

Running a regular event for young people

Best practice & resources > Running a regular event for young people

Running a regular event for young people Young people don’t turn to alcohol and other drugs (AOD) because they want to develop problems. They are often bored and may want to connect with their peers.…

Muranda Goodsell

Star profiles > Muranda Goodsell

Muranda Goodsell It is not hard for CDAT Kyogle youth worker Muranda Goodsell to relate to the young people she sees every week. Many come from broken homes where their parents misuse drugs and alcohol.…

Karen Decoque

Star profiles > Karen Decoque

Karen Decoque Educating young people about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs drives long-term youth worker and Northern Wyong CDAT chair Karen Decoque. Her involvement in community education dates back to volunteering at her…

Our purpose, mission & focus

About ADF > Our purpose, mission & focus

Our Purpose To prevent the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs in Australia. Each year in Australia: 5,500 people die from alcohol related injuries, illness and accidents. 157,000 people are hospitalised due to alcohol.…

Identifying drug use

Teenagers > Identifying drug use

Identifying drug use Adolescence can be a tough time for parents. Your child is changing a lot and you may not feel as close to them as you used to. You might be worried that…

What works?

Why primary prevention? > What works?

What works?

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