For young people or family members who are impacted by family violence, social isolation can increase risk.

Dealing with substance use issues in schools can be daunting, confronting and challenging. By bringing in an external expert a school allows evidence- based information and professional guidance to be shared throughout the school community.

Working with young people can bring on a full range of emotions in a days work. It’s critical that the Youth AOD workforce is supported, offered professional development and the opportunity to better understand young people.

For many people during their adolescent (teen) years drugs and alcohol will be introduced to their circle of friends. It is normal for young people to start questioning drug and alcohol safety, the risks involved and begin voicing their concerns to their friends or loved ones.

It can be a very difficult and daunting time for families and carers when they discover a young person is using substances. It comes with many unexpected ups-and-downs that create a strain on all relationships.


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