Vision and mission
With substance use initiation occurring during adolescence, it is important to implement prevention strategies during this time to prevent substance use and associated harms. In addition to being the primary contacts for youth seeking advice or help for substance use issues, school staff and parents play an important role in protecting youth from drug-related harms and empowering them to make positive choices. Thus, it is crucial they are equipped with accurate and evidence-based prevention strategies.
How Positive Choices can help
The Positive Choices website offers a wide range of drug and alcohol education resources suited to school communities. Resources include evidence-based prevention programs, factsheets, activities, videos, games, webinars, and apps.
Positive Choices is informed by input from teachers, parents, and students all around Australia and provides specific information relevant to these groups, such as information on how to talk to young people about drugs and alcohol, and the most effective ways to prevent drug-related harms.